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Description: Manchester and Ashton Under Lyne Canal Lock Number 18 (Fairfield Top Lock)
Date Listed: 14 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 212749
OS Grid Reference: SJ9010297887
OS Grid Coordinates: 390102, 397887
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4776, -2.1506
DROYLSDEN MANCHESTER AND ASHTON-
SJ 99 NW UNDER-LYNE CANAL
4/95 Lock No 18
(Fairfield Top Lock)
Lock. Between 1794 and 1797 but increased to a double lock in 1820s due to increased
traffic. Benjamin Outram engineer. Earlier lock (south) - hammer-dressed stone,
later lock-brick with stone dressings. The later lock no longer has gates and
functions as an overflow. The earlier lock has double-leaf head and tail gates
(replaced in 1970s along with hydraulic paddle gear). The walls have been repaired
using brick bands and boatman's steps have been recessed into the wall. The island
has wide steps at the tail end. Included for group value.
Listing NGR: SJ9010297887
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Source: English Heritage
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