Lock 11, also known as Briggens, was for bypassing a weir that helped keep water levels steady for loading and unloading.

It was also for lowering the water level for boats to go under the road bridge to Deeping Gate.

Unlike the canal locks, this and the one below on the river, Low Lock, were solid stone block construction - not turf walled.

The weir and the whole of the lock apart from the gates is still in place.

One of the metal rings that the gates turned in is on the top of the lower gate chamber and bolts that held the other gates are still visible at the top end.


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