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Description: Weighton Lock
Date Listed: 28 August 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 164969
OS Grid Reference: SE8743925637
OS Grid Coordinates: 487439, 425637
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7198, -0.6764
SE 82 NE BROOMFLEET
12/7 Weighton Lock
Lock and sluice. 1773, on datestone which also records John Grundy,
engineer; Samuel Allen or Allam, surveyor; John Smith, carpenter; Mr
Jefferson, mason. Repaired 1826 by Joseph Whitehead and again 1855-6.
Ashlar and timber. Lock to east with humpbacked bridge, sluice to west.
Lock approximately 3 metres in width and 30 metres in total length, with
2 pairs of gates and original manual winching gear. 4-course parapet to
bridge. Sluice semicircular pier divides round arches over waterways, each
approximately 5 metres in width originally with draw doors to north and
pointing doors to south. The draw doors have recently been replaced by
roller gates. Flat 3-course parapet to sluice bears plaque recording
building detail to south. This lock and sluice control the outfall of the
Market Weighton Canal into the River Humber. An Act of Parliament for the
Market Weighton Drainage and Navigation was passed in May 1772. It was
engineered by John Grundy (1719-83) and built between 1772 and 1783.
Skempton A W, "The Engineering Works of John Grundy" in Lincolnshire History
and Archaeology Vol 19, 1984.
Listing NGR: SE8743925637
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Source: English Heritage
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