Holme Mill Sluice and Disused Lock - Holme, Bedfordshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 04.372 W 000° 16.423
30U E 686839 N 5772650
Quick Description: This old lock is Holme Mills near Biggleswade.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/16/2010 1:13:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM9G4F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 3

Long Description:
No longer in use but well preserved, Holme Mills Sluice Gate and lock is located on the River Ivel. It has a guillotine gate installed at its head to hold up the water level.

This is a picturesque area where Holme Mills is home to Jordans, the famous cereal manufacturer.

Next to the lock is a mysterious bust on a pedestal. It is thought that Italian prisoners of war placed it here.
Waterway Name: River Ivel

Connected Points:
Tempsford to Biggleswade


Type: Lock

Date Opened: 1/1/1758

Date Closed (if applicable): 1/1/1876

Elevation Difference (meters): 2.00

Site Status: Inactive

Web Site: [Web Link]

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