Lydney Dock - Lydney Harbour, Gloucestershire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 51° 42.607 W 002° 30.421
30U E 534061 N 5728912
Quick Description: Lydney Dock has a lock which allows boats to access the River Severn estuary.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/17/2014 12:54:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMM9GR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
Views: 2

Long Description:
Wikipedia describes the lock: visit link

'This one-mile canal in Gloucestershire runs inland from the River Severn to Lydney. It was opened in 1813 to trans-ship iron and coal from the Forest of Dean. It was once connected by a horse drawn tramroad to the Pidcock's Canal which brought materials down to the wharves by tub-boat.

In the 1960s imported wood was still being brought in by barge from Avonmouth. It remained in commercial use until the 1980s. The entrance to the canal consists of an outer tidal gate opening into a wide basin. From there a lock opens into the one mile canal cut. Immediately above the lock, a pair of gates point the other way as protection against a high tidal flood in the estuary. There is one swing bridge crossing the canal.

The docks have recently been restored to create a marina and harbour area for seagoing yachts and motor boats.'

Waterway Name: Lydney Canal

Connected Points:
links the Lydney Canal with the River Severn estuary.

Type: Lock

Date Opened: 1/1/1813

Elevation Difference (meters): 5.00

Site Status: Operational

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

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