Description: Lower Maunsell Bridge at St 308298
Lower Maunsell Lock No 3 at St 308298
Date Listed: 16 November 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 269436
OS Grid Reference: ST3079529769
OS Grid Coordinates: 330795, 129769
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0631, -2.9889
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ST 32 NW NORTH PETHERTON BRIDGWATER AND TAUNTON
Lower Maunsell Lock No 3
and Lower Maunsell
Bridge (shown on OS map
as Maunsel Lock) at ST
Lock and public road bridge. 1824-1827 restored C20. Brick lock chamber. Two
sets of double wooden gates with concrete balance beams. Counterweighted ground
paddle gearing at top, with metal ball weights. Counterweighted gate paddle gear-ing at bottom, with metal cylindrical weights. This type of paddle gearing is
unique to the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. Across the lock tail is the bridge.
Brick. Single horseshoe arch, band, solid parapet with brick coping and piers
with stone coping. The Bridgwater and Taunton Canal was constructed between
1824-1827 with James Hollinsworth as engineer.
Listing NGR: ST3079529769
Source: English Heritage
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