Flatford lock
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thepanteras
N 51° 57.533 E 001° 01.245
31U E 364005 N 5758315
Quick Description: Flatford lock
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/10/2008 1:56:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM54K2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 15

Long Description:
Between 1705 and 1713 ,work was undertaken to make the river Stour navigable .All watermills on the lower 23 miles of the river were bypassed from Sudbury to Brantham tide-mill. Thirteen locks were built and thirteen staunches raised the water level,so that Stour lighters, each with a load of 13 tons,were able to navigate the Stour. One of these original locks was Flatford old lock
Flatford new lock was built in 1838 ,the old lock chamber was filled in to become part of the island.
Waterway Name: The River Stour

Connected Points:
The River Stour gose to the North sea

Type: Lock

Date Opened: 01/01/1991

Elevation Difference (meters): 1.00

Site Status: Operational

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

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