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Higher Maunsell Bridge at St 308294 higher Maunsell Lock No 4 at St 308294

A Grade II Listed Building in North Petherton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0595 / 51°3'34"N

Longitude: -2.9889 / 2°59'20"W

OS Eastings: 330792

OS Northings: 129374

OS Grid: ST307293

Mapcode National: GBR M6.FDLD

Mapcode Global: FRA 46MB.3D8

Entry Name: Higher Maunsell Bridge at St 308294 higher Maunsell Lock No 4 at St 308294

Listing Date: 16 November 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1060154

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269437

Location: North Petherton, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA3

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Civil Parish: North Petherton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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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

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