• Locks at Caen Hill

    Image ID
    FOT593467
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    7.0 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    4288 x 2848 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    363 x 241 mm
    14.3 x 9.5 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Swindon, Devizes Nigel Cummings Locks Narrow Boat Canal Water Gates Lock Caen Hill Wiltshire Water Ways Boating water ways
    Description
    Caen Hill Locks are a flight of locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal, between Rowde and Devizes in Wiltshire England. The 29 locks have a rise of 237 feet in 2 miles (72 m in 3.2 km) or a 1 in 44 gradient. The locks come in three groups. The lower seven locks, Foxhangers Wharf Lock to Foxhangers Bridge Lock, are spread over 1.2 km. The next sixteen locks form a steep flight in a straight line up the hillside. Because of the steepness of the terrain, the pounds between these locks are very short. As a result, 15 locks have unusually large sideways-extended pounds to store the water needed to operate them. A final six locks take the canal into Devizes.
    Uploader
    Nigel Cummings
    Contributor
    Nigel Cummings
    Date Taken
    2009-06-27
    Uploaded on
    2009-07-03
    Collection
    Collection number 3
    Setting
    Outdoor
    People
    With people
    Dominant colour
    #506070