Swarkestone Lock
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Fingolfin_UK
N 52° 51.508 W 001° 26.964
30U E 604397 N 5857652
Quick Description: Swarkestone Lock on the Trent and Mersey Canal
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/2/2010 7:08:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM8APH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 7

Long Description:
Broad lock (No. 5) on the Trent and Mersey Canal. Situated near the village of Swarkestone, a few miles south of Derby. A nearby canal milepost indicates: 5 miles to Shardlow, 85 miles to Preston Brook.

Close to the lock is Swarkestone Junction which leads to a small canal arm. This is all that remains of the closed Derby Canal at this point. It is now used as a private mooring.
Waterway Name: Trent and Mersey Canal

Connected Points:
on the Trent and Mersey Canal, near to the disused junction with the Derby Canal


Type: Lock

Date Opened: 1/1/1777

Elevation Difference (meters): 3.00

Site Status: Operational

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

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