Building record M853 - Cropwell Top Lock, Cropwell Butler


CANAL LOCK (Georgian to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 67251 36816 (41m by 14m)
Map sheet SK63NE
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Cropwell Butler, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Lock on the Grantham canal. The brick structure survives. (1)
On the Grantham side of the bridge is Fosse Top Lock, built c 1797 and now much overgrown. Brick-lined with stone capping, and was provided with 2 sets of top gates. Remains of an early C19 landing platform survive on the N bank to the E of the lock, remains of a swing bridge further E. (2)
Named 'Foss Lock'. (3)
See M8972 for saw pit, M8973 for associated buildings.
See M1100 for canal, M849 for bridge, M852 for nearby lock.

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

2 BW print, M1A, M2A, SMR

<1> Patrick A, 1975, Canals in Nottinghamshire (Monograph). SNT50.

<2> TPAT, 1992, Archaeology of the Fosse Way - Implications of the proposed dualling of the A46 between Newark and Widmerpool, p 74 (Published document). SNT1357.

<3> Sanderson G, 1835, 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in (Map). SNT48.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Monograph: Patrick A. 1975. Canals in Nottinghamshire. NCC.
  • <2> Published document: TPAT. 1992. Archaeology of the Fosse Way - Implications of the proposed dualling of the A46 between Newark and Widmerpool. 2. p 74.
  • <3> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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