Monument record MDR9961 - Leawood Pump House Paddle Sluice, Cromford Transhipment Wharf, Cromford Canal

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

A sluice for draining down the canal. It is not known if this sluice is original to the construction of the canal itself as it is not marked on the 1811 survey, nor the 1876 OS, but instead it may have been installed at the same time as Leawood Pump House. The housing of the sluice is of in situ concrete, run in the line of the canal coping, which presumably replaces an earlier stone housing. The flow is culverted under the towpath and emerges over a steep stone-lined channel, which descends to meet the flow from the nearby overflow weir. The sluice consists of metal winding gear fixed to a black and white painted timber post set in a concrete housing. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Index: Mansel Architects. 2004. Cromford Canal Survey. Feature number: 41A.



Grid reference Centred SK 3150 5566 (5m by 4m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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  • EDR1807

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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