West Deeping to Tallington Walk

West Deeping Lock is in the grounds of St Andrews Lodge.  Dr Barry Barton provided a tour of the remains of the lock and explained the construction of the original lock and how it worked.

  • Listen to Barry’s talk in the video below ‘West Deeping to Tallington walk-Part I’.
  • Click on the photos that follow the video to enlarge them.
  • Find more information in West Deeping: The ‘Boaty’.

Photo of the flooded Boaty probably taken in the 1950s.

To the east of the lock it is believed there was a ‘winding hole’, where there is now a tennis court in St Andrews Lodge.  This would allow boats to lay by just outside the lock so that others could pass in the opposite direction. This photo of the flooded Boaty  may have been the site of the ‘winding hole’.

To the west of the lock we followed the route of the canal through private gardens and onto Tallington. Follow our walk in the video below – ‘West Deeping to Tallington walk Part II’.

Barry explains the remaining stonework of Talllington Lock. This is now a garden.

Barry explains the remaining stonework of Talllington Lock. This is now a garden.

Tallington Lock is in Heron’s Close, Tallington.

Dr. Barry Barton’s description of how the remains of this ‘lost lock’ were found is in the previously mentioned video – ‘West Deeping to Tallington walk Part II’.

Apologies: This link is currently unavailable! Go to Photo Archive 2013 for the complete photo record.

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