ALMOST level on the Thames with the disused church at Newnham that was featured here
ALMOST level on the Thames with the disused church at Newnham that was featured here a few weeks ago, was Chalmore Lock.
It had a resident lockkeeper who kept the water levels under control with the adjoining weirs, but in the winter of 1881 floating ice swept away most of the construction and within a year or two the Thames Conservancy removed what remained. There is now no evidence of it that I can spot.
However, on the public footpath on the opposite bank, that’s the Wallingford side, there is a private house. As you can see in my picture there is a plaque that has the date of 1913. That is too recent to be connected with the former lock, so what was it for, I wonder?