Monument record HWT 026 - New Reach; Blyth Navigation; Patrick Stead Lock; Halesworth Lock

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The New Reach, canalised end of Blyth Navigation ending at new quay at Halesworth, built in 1761.


Grid reference Centred TM 3892 7741 (612m by 658m)
Map sheet TM37NE


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

The New Reach, canalised end of Blyth Navigation, from former lock (now footbridge) at TM 39417706, ending at new quay complex (including malthouses etc on 1880s OS map) at TM 38867758, Halesworth. Built in 1761?. Used by sailing wherries (S1). The remains of the Patrick Stead lock (now in a derelict state) form the southern boundary of the 'urban quay area' [at TM 38857759?] and was constructed in 1837 to get wherries from the Blyth Navigation back into the Town River to give direct access to Styead's Maltings (S2). The only surviving significant feature [also the canal itself?] of the original Blyth Navigation is the Haleswoth Lock [at TM 39417706] (S2).
For details of DBA (2006), buildings etc see (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Dymond D and Martin E. 1999. An Historical Atlas of Suffolk (revised edition). Robertson A, 'Rivers and Navigations', 1999, 130-131.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Letter. Woolnough R, to County Archaeologist, 24/10/2005.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Chapman, H. P., Gearey, B. R., and Krawiec, K.. 2006. Assessment report: Excavations of a brushwood trackway and causeway. Compartmen 26, Beccles Marshes. Penn K (NAU Archaeology), Rep 1194, July 2006, ill.

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Record last edited

Jan 4 2010 5:13PM

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