CANAL BASINS, LOCKS AND WHARVES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1209441
Date first listed:
05-Jul-1950
Statutory Address:
CANAL BASINS, LOCKS AND WHARVES

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Location

Statutory Address:
CANAL BASINS, LOCKS AND WHARVES

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

County:
Worcestershire
District:
Wyre Forest (District Authority)
Parish:
Stourport-on-Severn
National Grid Reference:
SO 81011 71049

Details

STOURPORT ON SEVERN

SO8071SE Canal Basins, Locks and Wharves 589-1/8/1 05/07/50 (Formerly Listed as: Canal Basins and Locks)

GV II

Canal basins, locks and wharves, built by the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Company from 1766. James Brindley was the principal engineer. Original construction was stone and brick for basin and lock walls, timber lock gates, stone wharf walls. Much of this has now been repaired or renewed, though the battered stone walls of the lock entrances remain and the wharf walls survive largely intact. Canal enters by York Street Lock in NE corner of Upper Basin, which was completed in 1771. It still contains a small dock inlet in the north section. Channel links this basin to Old Basin of 1782 to the west, and locks south from each basin link to the lower basins of 1771 and 1775. Dry dock entered from western lower basin, and narrow boat locks of 1781 connect it with the river. Barge locks leave from the eastern lower basin, 1771. Graving docks also accessed from this basin. Brick and stone bridges formerly crossed the locks linking upper and lower basins: the eastern bridge survives substantially, though one parapet has been renewed. A small cast-iron bridge (early C20?) crosses the top of the narrow boat locks, and a brick bridge crosses at the bottom. Wharf walls of coursed and squared sandstone extend along the river between the two sets of locks, and eastward for some 100 m., also probably late C18. (Porteous J D: Canal Ports: The Urban Achievement of the Canal Age: London: 1977-: 83-105).

Listing NGR: SO8101171049

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
393302
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Porteous, J D , Canal Ports The Urban Achievement of the Canal Age, (1977), 83-105

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: 03 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/01875/11
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