Tapton Lock, Ford Lane Lock and St Helena's Weir Complex, Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield, built c1777.
The initial section of restored Chesterfield Canal runs from the point at which it joined the Rother to the culverted bridge under Station Road, Brimington (SK388723-SK394738). This section includes a restored brick, humpbacked bridge at SK388724, and Tupton Lock. (1)
These structures along with a series of weirs known as St Helena's Weir Complex were built to allow unhindered navigation up to Chesterfield Basin. Although St Helena's weir has been improved over the years, the other stuctures are original and restored to working condition. (2)
From the National Heritage List for England:
'1. LOCKFORD LANE 5169 Tapton Lock SE 37 SE 13/288
2. Circa 1777. (Chesterfield Canal by James Brindley but completed by his brother-in-law Henshall). Narrow lock constructed of stone with brick band and stone coping. Stone coped brickwork at entrance.
Listing NGR: SK3870972921.'
Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 2000. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. Part V. North East Derbyshire. 17.
Correspondence: Smith, D (Chesterfield Canal Society). 1991. Letter to County Archaeologist dated 15/10/1991. Letter.
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1244623?section=official-list-entry.
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SK 38709 72921 (point)
CHESTERFIELD, CHESTERFIELD, DERBYSHIRE
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