Sea Lock And Basin

28 Feb 2001
Sea Lock And Basin, Locksway Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SZ69NE LOCKSWAY ROAD, Milton 774-1/6/56 Sea Lock and Basin


Sea lock and basin. 1823. Probably by Josias Jessop. Red brick in English bond. Roach bed Portland stone dressings. North and south walls have 2 narrow recessed panels at east and west ends, which housed gates and posts. Gates and posts missing except for part of the original oak posts at west end. The upper iron post holding straps are set in the stone coping. West end has curved wall on each side at entrance to basin. Stone rusticated quoins and deep coping stones at ground level. Areas of coping are missing. East projection into Langston Harbour is foreshortened with brickwork rakes down at ends, late C20. Later cranked iron bridge at west end of lock.

Sides of basin recently partially restored. This is the only surviving section of the Portsea Canal which was part of the Portsmouth and Arundel canal. (Vine PAL: London's Lost route to the Sea: David & Charles N.

Abbot: 1956-1973: 58-65).

Listing NGR: SU6610802158


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0107 IOE Records taken by Mark Bardell; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Mark Bardell. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Bardell2, Mark

Rights Holder: Bardell2, Mark


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