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Chesterfield Canal Thorpe Flight of Locks Between Bridge 35 (To West of Low Spring Wood) and Turnerw, Thorpe Salvin

Description: Chesterfield Canal Thorpe Flight of Locks Between Bridge 35 (To West of Low Spring Wood) and Turnerw

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 October 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 335833

OS Grid Reference: SK5379781488
OS Grid Coordinates: 453797, 381488
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3276, -1.1937

Location: Thorpe Salvin, Rotherham S81 8BE

Locality: Thorpe Salvin
County: Rotherham
Country: England
Postcode: S81 8BE

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Listing Text

Thorpe Flight of locks
5/85 between Bridge 35 (to
west of Low Spring Wood)
and Turnerwood Bridge


Flight of canal locks partly in the parish of North and South Anston. Late
C18, some altered. For the Chesterfield Canal Company. Rubble and ashlar limestone, brick linings. 8 narrow lock structures all 2.1 metres in width; 2 are double locks and 1 a treble staircase. Generally the locks have stone entry and exit walls with brick linings to the locks proper, some with ashlar course near low water line; ashlar lock-gate recesses (gates removed) have hollow-quoined heel-post housings. Stone edgings preserved best to west although absent on much of flight. Low Treble lock (nos 26-28) near centre of flight, has ashlar south wall to central section. Westernmost lock (no 23) is most intact although much renewed. Turnerwood Double lock (nos 33/34) has Turnerwood Bridge attached
(bridge not of special interest). Although in a varied state of preservation
the flight is an important element of the Chesterfield Canal as surveyed by
James Brindley and built between 1771 and 1777 under the supervision of John
Varley and Hugh Henshall. Linked Chesterfield with Stockwith to gain access
to eastern waterways. Names of other locks in flight given in:
The Chesterfield Canal, preservation society booklet, 1981.

Listing NGR: SK5379781488

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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