Newbury Lock

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Canal flowing away from the photographer divides into two channels with the right hand one arriving at lock gates. To the is a building and to the right a footpath and a pub.
Newbury Lock seen from the Water Bridge

Newbury Lock is a lock on the Kennet and Avon Canal, at Newbury, Berkshire, England.

Newbury Lock was built between 1718 and 1723 under the supervision of the engineer John Hore of Newbury. The canal is administered by the Canal & River Trust. The lock has a rise/fall of 3 ft 6 in (1.07 m).[1]

It is a grade II listed building.[2] The brick walls are capped with Bath Stone and are wider at the top than at the base in an attempt to counteract frost damage.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pearson, Michael (2003). Kennet & Avon Middle Thames:Pearson's Canal Companion. Rugby: Central Waterways Supplies. ISBN 0-907864-97-X. 
  2. ^ "Newbury Lock". Images of England. Retrieved 2006-09-16. 
  3. ^ Russell, John (1997). The Kennet & Avon Canal: A journey from Newbury to Bath in 1964. Bath: Millstream Books. p. 11. ISBN 0-948975-46-6. 

See also[edit]

Next lock upstream Kennet and Avon Canal Next lock downstream
Guyer's Lock Newbury Lock
Grid reference: SU470671
Greenham Lock

Coordinates: 51°24′04″N 1°19′33″W / 51.40099°N 1.32576°W / 51.40099; -1.32576