River Trent - Lock 4 - Cranfleet Lock - Trent Lock, UK
Posted by: ntpayne
N 52° 52.757 W 001° 15.325
30U E 617401 N 5860266
Quick Description: This is lock 4 on the River Trent.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/20/2017 11:09:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMVHC1
This is lock 4 on the River Trent, known as Cranfleet lock.
The lock is at the end of the Cranfleet cut and is the point where you rejoin the River Trent if heading downstream.
The lock numbering starts at 1 at the western end of the navigation at Shardlow down to lock 15 at Newark where the river becomes tidal. Part of the navigation bypasses the river and goes along the Nottingham and Beeston canals. As these canals have a few of the 15 locks the number of locks on the river can be quoted as 15 or fewer depending on whether the canal locks are considered. Sometimes the figure is even lower as some documentation/maps ignore the flood locks.
The River Trent is navigable for 100 miles from Shardlow down to the Humber and the North Sea. It has been used as a navigation since the Bronze Age and it was heavily maintained by the Romans who also built the Foss Dyke to link the Trent to Lincoln.
Waterway Name: River Trent
The River Trent is navigable from Shardlow out to the Humber and the North Sea. At Shardlow it joins up with the Trent & Mersey canal. At Derwent Mouth it is met by the River Derwent which is no longer navigable. At Trent Lock it has a junction with the Erewash canal and also the River Soar; these two waterways are now part of the Grand Union canal. Further downstream it joins the Chesterfield canal, the Foss Dyke, and the South Yorkshire Navigations. The Grantham canal used to join it at Trent Bridge in Nottingham but is now disused but there are ambitious plans to restore this waterway. The navigation through Nottingham is via the Nottingham and Beeston canals.
Date Opened: 1/1/1829
Elevation Difference (meters): 2.00
Site Status: Operational
Web Site: [Web Link]
Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed
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