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canal lock, Port Carlisle (2)
site name:-   Carlisle Canal
locality:-   Port Carlisle
civil parish:-   Bowness (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   canal lock
locality type:-   wharf
coordinates:-   NY24146224
1Km square:-   NY2462
10Km square:-   NY26
references:-   Listed Buildings 2010

BYW92.jpg (taken 27.7.2013)  
BYW93.jpg (taken 27.7.2013)  

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"SEA LOCK AND WHARF / / / BOWNESS / ALLERDALE / CUMBRIA / II / 71919 / NY2413462237"
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Sea lock and wharf. 1819-1823 for the Carlisle Canal. Red sandstone ashlar with V-joints, large granite blocks on seaward corner. Standard lock design with recesses for 2 pairs of lock gates, now missing, to take vessels of up to 100 tons: gave access from harbours to canal basin. Wall of lock to east continues at right angles to form a wharf. In use until 1853 when the canal was drained and part of the bed of the canal was used for the Port Carlisle Railway."

BYW94.jpg (taken 27.7.2013)  
BUH81.jpg  Remains of the canal lockgate hinge.
(taken 3.4.2011)  
BYW95.jpg  Remains of the canal lockgate hinge.
(taken 27.7.2013)  
BMB14.jpg (taken 5.5.2006)  

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