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Description: Alvingham Lock and Inverted Syphon Tf 365909
Date Listed: 15 April 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 195450
OS Grid Reference: TF3650090900
OS Grid Coordinates: 536500, 390900
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3973, 0.0515
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ALVINGHAM NORTH COCKERINGTON ROAD
TF 39 SE (north-east side)
Alvingham Lock and
inverted syphon (formerly
15.4.85 listed under Civil Parish
of Keddington) TF 365909
Lock. 1767 by John Grundy. Red brick, limestone ashlar dressings, wood and
cast iron. Lock chamber walls of 4 concave brick sections on either side with
timber posts, now partially intact and exposed, in between. Posts partly
hidden by large ashlar blocks. Tops ashlar coped. Timber beams survive where
lock gates originally hung with some of iron fittings still in place. End
sections of embankment slope downwards to curved ends, and southern sections
include a large basin for waiting barges to moor in, though much of this basin
is now silted up, and it too ends in curved embankments. 2 blocked, semi-
circular brick drain openings in west side of lock chamber. The river Lud,
running north to south, is culverted and passes under the lock by means of an
inverted syphon. Navigation abandoned in 1924.
Listing NGR: TF3650090900
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Source: English Heritage
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