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Higher Maunsell Bridge at St 308294 Higher Maunsell Lock No 4 at St 308294, North Petherton

Description: Higher Maunsell Bridge at St 308294 Higher Maunsell Lock No 4 at St 308294

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 November 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 269437

OS Grid Reference: ST3079229373
OS Grid Coordinates: 330792, 129373
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0595, -2.9889

Location: Hedging Lane, North Petherton, Somerset TA7 0DQ

Locality: North Petherton
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA7 0DQ

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Listing Text

Higher Maunsell Lock
No 4 and Higher Maunsell
Bridge at ST 308294


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 cylinder 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. South parapet rebuilt in brick. The Bridgwater and Taunton Canal was
constructed between 1824-1827 with James Hollinsworth as engineer.

Listing NGR: ST3079229373

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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