Description: Coventry Canal, Atherstone Top Lock and Basin Below to North West
Date Listed: 30 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 309122
OS Grid Reference: SP3056897539
OS Grid Coordinates: 430568, 297539
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5748, -1.5504
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ATHERSTONE COVENTRY CANAL
9/34 Atherstone Top Lock and basin
below to north west
Canal lock and basin. 1780s, with later repairs. English bond brick with coping
of large sandstone blocks. End wall to right of lock has large quoins. Some
parts of coping replaced with concrete blocks. Basin retaining walls are also in
part of large sandstone blocks. Drained at time of survey. Single and double
lock gates. The section of the Coventry Canal from Atherstone to Fazeley was
completed by 1790.
(H.R. Hodgkinson: Notes on the History of Midland Waterways, p83; Transactions
of the Birminghan Archaeological Society, 1913, Vol 89)
Listing NGR: SP3056897539
Source: English Heritage
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