The route continued across the fields then going round a mound to the rear of West Deeping mill where most of the remains of Lock 7, St Andrews, can be seen (on invitation) in the grounds of the old vicarage.

Below the lock was a turning point and storage area before the canal went across Kings Street, again initially using a flash lock to stem the flow for road users to pass - before a stone bridge was eventually built.

After crossing the road it went on to the corner of Cromwell House before  a spur joined it coming from a warehouse constructed by the local landowner Richard Figg. (For more on this click on the link below.)

Lock 8, in Eastfield, was half way to the next mill and obviously used to get the canal level down and reduce the flow of water so close to the river, leaving plenty of flow for the mill stream. It is hoped some of the lock workings may be excavated when gravel extraction starts in that field in a few years time.



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