- Tyle Mill Lock
Tyle Mill Lock (gbmapping|SU626691) is a lock situated near the village of
Sulhamsteadon the Kennet and Avon Canal, England.
Tyle Mill Lock was built between
1718and 1723under the supervision of the engineer John Horeof Newbury, and this stretch of the river is now administered by British Waterwaysand 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 boxbelow 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
wharfand swing bridge.
Locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal
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