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© Mr Michael Perry

IoE Number: 269437
Location: HIGHER MAUNSELL BRIDGE AT ST 308294,
  NORTH PETHERTON, SEDGEMOOR, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Michael Perry
Date Photographed: 24 December 2002
Date listed: 16 November 1989
Date of last amendment: 16 November 1989
Grade II

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ST 32 SWNORTH PETHERTONBRIDGWATER AND TAUNTONCANAL10/115Higher Maunsell LockNo 4 and Higher Maunsell

ST 32 SW NORTH PETHERTON BRIDGWATER AND TAUNTON CANAL 10/115 Higher Maunsell Lock No 4 and Higher Maunsell Bridge at ST 308294 GV II Lock and public road bridge. 1824-1827, restored C20. Brick lock chamber. Two sets of double wooden gates with concrete balance beams. Counterweighted ground paddle gearing at top with metal ball weights. Counterweighted gate paddle gear- ing at bottom with metal cylinder weights. This type of paddle gearing is unique to the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. Across the lock tail is the bridge. Brick. Single horseshoe arch, band, solid parapet with brick coping and piers with stone coping. South parapet rebuilt in brick. The Bridgwater and Taunton Canal was constructed between 1824-1827 with James Hollinsworth as engineer.

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