Torksey Lock Near to Lincoln in the east Midlands of England
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member V70PDB
N 53° 17.576 W 000° 44.673
30U E 650326 N 5907230
Quick Description: A lock on the Fossdyke Canal seperating it from the tidal River Trent
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/15/2007 10:44:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM1DWZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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Long Description:
This lock seperates the Fossdyke and the River Trent.
The Foss Dyke, or Fosse Dyke, is the oldest canal in England, constructed by the Romans around 120 AD and still in use. It connects the Trent at Torksey to the Witham at Lincoln, and is about 18 km (11mi) long.

King Henry I is recorded as having deepened the canal in 1121, and it received further work in 1840. Katherine Swynford, who lived in the area, is credited with having organized a protest to repair it, in 1375 (J.W. Hill, Medieval Lincoln, p. 312).

At one time a major waterway for the transport of wool, it is now mostly used by tourists.

Waterway Name: Fossdyke Canal

Connected Points:
The Roman Fossdyke Canal and the Tidal River Trent.

Type: Lock

Date Opened: 09/20/1850

Elevation Difference (meters): 2.00

Site Status: Operational

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

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