Chesterfield Canal Thorpe Flight Of Locks Between Bridge 35 (To West Of Low Spring Wood) And Turnerwood Bridge

26 Jul 2003
Chesterfield Canal Thorpe Flight Of Locks Between Bridge 35 (To West Of Low Spring Wood) And Turnerwood Bridge, North And South Anston, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

THORPE SALVIN CHESTERFIELD CANAL SK58SW Thorpe Flight of locks 5/85 between Bridge 35 (to west of Low Spring Wood) and Turnerwood Bridge GV II

Flight of canal locks partly in the parish of North and South Anston. Late C18, some altered. For the Chesterfield Canal Company. Rubble and ashlar limestone, brick linings. 8 narrow lock structures all 2.1 metres in width; 2 are double locks and 1 a treble staircase. Generally the locks have stone entry and exit walls with brick linings to the locks proper, some with ashlar course near low water line; ashlar lock-gate recesses (gates removed) have hollow-quoined heel- post housings. Stone edgings preserved best to west although absent on much of flight. Low Treble lock (nos 26-28) near centre of flight, has ashlar south wall to central section. Westernmost lock (no 23) is most intact although much renewed. Turnerwood Double lock (nos 33/34) has Turnerwood Bridge attached (bridge not of special interest). Although in a varied state of preservation the flight is an important element of the Chesterfield Canal as surveyed by James Brindley and built between 1771 and 1777 under the supervision of John Varley and Hugh Henshall. Linked Chesterfield with Stockwith to gain access to eastern waterways. Names of other locks in flight given in: The Chesterfield Canal, preservation society booklet, 1981.

Listing NGR: SK5347181552


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0669 IOE Records taken by Paul Eggleston; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Paul Eggleston. Source: Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Eggleston, Paul

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