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Crowther Hall Lock

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Latitude: 52.7023 / 52°42'8"N

Longitude: -3.0999 / 3°5'59"W

OS Eastings: 325772

OS Northings: 312193

OS Grid: SJ257121

Mapcode National: GBR B2.2TQ7

Mapcode Global: WH79J.CB2P

Entry Name: Crowther Hall Lock

Listing Date: 29 February 1996

Last Amended: 29 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16765

Building Class: Transport

Location: On the Montgomeryshire Canal immediately W of Crowther Hall.

County: Powys

Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)

Community: Welshpool

Locality: Pool Quay

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History: The Eastern Branch of the Montgomeryshire Canal was built between 1794 and 1797, engineered by John and Thomas Dadford. Between 1819 and 1831, G.W.Buck was engineer to the Montgomeryshire Canal Eastern Branch, and introduced a distinctive system of lock ground-sluice control in 1831: these remain in situ at this lock. Subsequent work on the canal included an extensive programme carried out by the Shropshire Union Canal and Railway Company in the 1880's and 1890's, and it is likely that the lock, while part of the original engineering of the canal, was substantially rebuilt or repaired at that time.

Description: Brick-lined lock chamber, with stone copings. Timber gates. Curved brick retaining wall to platform alongside lock on tow-path side. Cast-iron lock ground-sluice controls, introduced by G.W.Buck.

Listed as an integral part of the engineering of the Montgomeryshire Canal, and as part of a group with the lock cottage and bridge No 110.

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