Tewitfield Locks.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fellsmanhiker
N 54° 09.447 W 002° 44.274
30U E 517115 N 6001071
Quick Description: Tewitfield locks on the Lancaster Canal
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/28/2008 1:02:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM327C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 18

Long Description:
The Tewitfield lock system are a flight of 8 locks which raised the lancaster canal by 76 feet in a distance three quarters of a mile.
The canal which was built 200 years ago is mainly used by pleasure crafts these days,and the Tewitfield section is currently unnavigable,but hopes are high that once again this stretch will be reopened,the locks and masonry are in good condition and could be restored.
Waterway Name: lancaster Canal

Connected Points:
The canal in it's full operational state ran from Preston to Kendal,a distance of 42 miles. 24 miles from Preston is the Glasson Branch which was opened in 1826,and has a flight of 6 locks,the branch takes the canal to Glasson Dock basin,and to the sea there.


Type: Lock

Date Opened: 11/22/1797

Elevation Difference (meters): 25.00

Site Status: Being Restored

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

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