Thursday, 17 August 2017

Hidden Henley

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?





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