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.


See also

*Locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sulhamstead — infobox UK place country = England official name= Sulhamstead latitude= 51.4137 longitude= 1.0904 population= 1,248 (Parish, 2001) civil parish= Sulhamstead unitary england= West Berkshire region= South East England lieutenancy england= Berkshire …   Wikipedia

  • Locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal — There are a total of 105 locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal along its 87 miles (140 km) length from Bristol to the River Thames, including 6 on the navigable section of the River Avon from Bristol to Bath and 9 on the navigable section of the… …   Wikipedia

  • River Kennet — The upper reaches of the River Kennet near AveburyThe Kennet is a river in the south of England, and a tributary of the River Thames. The lower reaches of the river are navigable to river craft and are known as the Kennet Navigation, which,… …   Wikipedia

  • Pontiac — Infobox Company company name = Pontiac slogan = Designed For Action (U.S.) Ignite The Feeling (Canada) Like nothing you ve seen before (como nunca lo habias visto) (Mexico) company company type = Division of GM foundation = 1926 location city =… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”