Monument record MDR9589 - Cranfleet lock, Long Eaton
Type and Period (2)
- CANAL LOCK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- LOCK KEEPERS COTTAGE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Cranfleet lock was constructed in 1797 as part of the improvements to the Trent Navigation in the 1790s, accompanied by a weir on the Trent just below the Soar entrance (SMR 22599). Their construction greatly improved movement of boats across the Trent when travelling from the Erewash collieries, across the Trent and up the Loughborough Navigation. The lock was deepened in the late 19th century, as part of improvements made following the appointment of a new engineer in 1896. (1) The original lockhouse is now a boat club and a new lockhouse has been built nearby. (2) The lock chamber and gates are Grade II listed. They are of ashlar, partly rebuilt in engineering brick, with metal and wooden gates. The lock chamber is wide with a drop of about 15 feet between levels. (3) Otherwise known as the Cranfleet Cut. Brick-built, segmental arch occupation bridge is nearby (SK 496313): could be associated. (4)
- <1> SDR19393 Bibliographic reference: Hadfield, C. 1970. The Canals of the East Midlands, 2nd ed.. p 35, 75, 76, 202.
- <2> SDR6754 Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 1986. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology - A Gazetteer of Sites. Part II - Borough of Erewash. p 34.
- <3> SDR19551 Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. 8/5031/047.
- <4> SDR22141 Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2005. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: Gazetteer of Sites, Part II, Borough of Erewash (second edition). p. 34.
|Grid reference||SK 50184 31576 (point) (Approximate)|
|Civil Parish||LONG EATON, EREWASH, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Oct 21 2014 2:11PM