Site Event/Activity record ESF20266 - Cavenham Lock Structure Recording Project,

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Location Cavenham Lock
Grid reference Centred TL 7818 7140 (49m by 118m)
Map sheet TL77SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



A building recording project was carried out on two locations along the River Lark, Suffolk, to record two locks structures known as the Cavenham Lock and the Hengrave Lock, which had been part of the Lark Navigation. Some time was also spent monitoring repair works carried out on the Cavenham Lock. These observations revealed that both locks were of late 17th to early 18th century date and had been repaired at various points throughout their lifespan, up to and including the 20th century. They were mainly constructed from bricks of varying sizes, as well as a timber superstructure designed to reinforce the brickwork and to hold the locks gates, which were no longer present. Concrete, metal fittings and stone were also used. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: Sitecode LKD 034 Related HER No. LKD 034 NMR No. 1523898 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: Annotated Sketch, Measured Survey, Photographic Survey, Survey/Recording Of Fabric/Structure Reason for Investigation: Conservation/ restoration Site status: None Current Land use: Grassland Heathland 2 - Undisturbed Grassland, Open Fresh Water 1 - Running water Monument Type(s)/Period(s): LOCK Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 250.50 Square metres Grid Reference: TL78187140 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Jude Plouviez Director/Manager: David Gill Supervisor: Rob Brooks DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Database, Images raster / digital photography, Images vector, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Correspondence, Drawing, Notebook - Excavation, Research, General Notes, Plan BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Hengrave Lock, Culford, CUL 046, Cavenham Lock, Lackford, LKD 034 Author(s)/Editor(s): Brooks, R. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report No. 2010/027 Date: 2010 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: A4, ring bound, white cover

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Brooks, R.. 2010. Structural Recording Report, Cavenham Lock Structure Recording Project, LKD 034.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Lackford double lock, River Lark Navigation (Monument)

Record last edited

Sep 4 2010 10:59AM

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