water Newton lock on the river Nene
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thepanteras
N 52° 33.789 W 000° 21.780
30U E 678734 N 5826943
Quick Description: Water Newton lock on the river Nene
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/20/2008 3:15:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM3V8Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 23

Long Description:
This lock has electric operation on the guillotine gate.
Water Newton is situated beside the Nene to the west of Peterborough. Partly within the parish is the site of the Roman town of Durobivae sited where Ermine Street crossed the Nene. It started as a settlement serving a fort, but grew into an important regional capital. Town walls were built in the second century and the town was intensively occupied and often re-built.
Water Newton had an 18th Century watermill and lock-keeper's cottage now converted into private dwellings.
Waterway Name: River Nene

Connected Points:
The River Nene navigation links the Grand Union canal to the Middle level and sea


Type: Lock

Date Opened: 01/01/1930

Elevation Difference (meters): 2.00

Site Status: Operational

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

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