Tyle Mill Lock

Tyle Mill Lock

Tyle Mill Lock (gbmapping|SU626691) is a lock situated near the village of Sulhamstead on the Kennet and Avon Canal, England.

Tyle Mill Lock was built between 1718 and 1723 under the supervision of the engineer John Hore of Newbury, and this stretch of the river is now administered by British Waterways and known as the Kennet Navigation. It has a rise/fall of 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m). [ cite book |last=Pearson |first=Michael |authorlink= |title=Kennet & Avon Middle Thames:Pearson's Canal Companion |year=2003 |publisher=Central Waterways Supplies|location=Rugby |id=ISBN 0-907864-97-X ]

The lock became derelict in the 1950s and then formed the head of the navigation from the River Thames. As a result British Waterways created a winding hole and installed a sanitary station in the old pill box below the lock. It was restored in 1973 but remained out of commission until 1976 when work on locks further west had been completed. [cite book |last=Allsop |first=Niall |title=The Kennet & Avon Canal |year=1987 |publisher=Millstream Book |location=Bath |id=ISBN 0-948975-15-6 ]

Close to the lock are a wharf and swing bridge.

References

See also

*Locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal


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