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Description: Iles's Mill Lock and Canal Bridge
Date Listed: 24 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 132871
OS Grid Reference: SO8883002358
OS Grid Coordinates: 388830, 202358
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7198, -2.1631
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SO 8802-8902 CHALFORD LONDON ROAD
(off south side)
13/77 Iles's Mill Lock and canal bridge
Side walls and fittings to canal lock; bridge over canal. 1785
for Thames and Severn Canal Company. Red brick; ashlar limestone
dressings. Brick-built lock walls with widening entrance at east
end. Large ashlar coping stones and dressings at gate positions;
iron fittings to restrain gateposts. Pair of lock gates at east
end in poor condition at time of survey (September 1986); other
gates missing. Brick steps from tow path to higher lock-side level
rebuilt during 1902-3 repairs. Bridge adjoins lock at west end
over entry, with segmental (almost semi-circular) arch having
ashlar imposts. Plain curved extrados string course. Plain parapet
and curved retaining walls with plain stone coping, parapet at
north end increased in height in stone c1814 after construction of
adjacent turnpike road. Little patching or signs of rebuilding.
(M.A. Handford and D.J. Viner, Stroudwater & Thames and Severn
Canals Towpath Guide, 1984)
Listing NGR: SO8883002358
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Source: English Heritage
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