LOCK NO 48 AND BRIDGE NO 138 ON GRAND UNION CANAL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1100407
Date first listed:
02-Dec-1986
Statutory Address:
LOCK NO 48 AND BRIDGE NO 138 ON GRAND UNION CANAL, WHARF LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
LOCK NO 48 AND BRIDGE NO 138 ON GRAND UNION CANAL, WHARF LANE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
Dacorum (District Authority)
Parish:
Northchurch
National Grid Reference:
SP 96586 09736

Details

NORTHCHURCH WHARF LANE SP 90 NE (south side) Dudswell 3/243 Lock No 48 and Bridge No 138 - on Grand Union Canal

GV II

Canal lock and roadbridge. Circa 1799 as a lock and bridge on the Grand Junction Canal (became Grand Union Canal by amalgamation 1929). Dates on gate hinge plates 1868 on lower gate, 1884 on upper gate. Buff brick with heavy stone edges to lock. Timber gates with timber beams on upper gates but iron beams on lower gates. Lock 88 ft by 16 ft to accommodate narrow- boats in pairs. Old timber bollard. Upper gates have ground paddles only, lower gates have gate paddles only. Humped brick bridge close to lower gates with quadrant brick steps between. Battered abutments and depressed round arch. Band marks base of parapet the courses of which follow the hump. Blue brick special weathered copings. A crossover bridge where tow path changes sides and each parapet alternately has a square terminal pier with stone capping and the other end tailing off parallel with canal. (Branch Johnson (1970) 118-20.)

Listing NGR: SP9658609736

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
157774
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Branch Johnson, W , The Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire, (1970), 118-20

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 08 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/05066/12
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