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The boathouse is a clue I think. The Lensbury club is a replacement for an older house on the site so it seems entirely likely they would have had a boathouse. If so it should show up on old maps. 

 

Also if this was taken before the footbridge at Teddington was constructed then the punt in the foreground may be the ferry. 

Footbridge is 1888 apparently and there was a ferry previously. 

 

 

Broom Hall (where Lensbury now is) did have a boathouse in that position just above the weir. Screenshot_2023-07-01-09-30-00-347_com.android.chrome.jpg.97aa1b3a4f83a0bfe2c993c292f228e0.jpg

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I think that it is a weir because I can see what looks like rymers and paddles, plus a more substantial buck type weir.

 

I think that I can see a building behind the trees, so Teddington at high tide seems a very good bet., and the map from Magnetman tends to support that.

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It’s amongst a flight of locks. 

I assume it’s evidence an original lock keeper's dwelling/hovel ? or was it for toll collection? I don’t know. 

Other remains indicate it was part of a bigger structure at some point. 

I can’t find any reference to it. 
I’d like to know more.

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I’d have thought someone would have known this. 
Rob-M you should have seen this. 
 

This flight of locks is occasionally on the route planner for the BCN challenge. (There’s a give away clue if ever there was one) 

 

 

13 hours ago, Heartland said:

So it is not a brewery, beer shop or pub then ?

 


 

The name of the bridge is almost the same name as a brewery. Just a couple of letters out. 

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59 minutes ago, Goliath said:

I’d have thought someone would have known this. 
Rob-M you should have seen this. 
 

This flight of locks is occasionally on the route planner for the BCN challenge. (There’s a give away clue if ever there was one) 

 

 


 

The name of the bridge is almost the same name as a brewery. Just a couple of letters out. 

Not something I recognise but if it is on the BCN then I would have boated past it.

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1 minute ago, Rob-M said:

Is it Little's Lane bridge, top of the 21...?


Wrong flight. 
 

which flight is rarely on the BCN challenge?

perhaps we could argue whether it’s BCN or not ?

The top lock of this flight is a new lock. 
The lock was moved to make way for a major road. 

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3 hours ago, Goliath said:


Wrong flight. 
 

which flight is rarely on the BCN challenge?

perhaps we could argue whether it’s BCN or not ?

The top lock of this flight is a new lock. 
The lock was moved to make way for a major road. 


Curdworth is always included in the Challenge because the B&F is unequivocally part of the BCN (and strictly speaking so is Fazeley to Whittington).

 

If it wasn’t, the “BCN” possibly wouldn’t exist by that name at all.

 

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Marston Lane Bridge is between locks 30 and 31 of the present numbering for the Birmingham & Fazeley, it was BCN lock number 3 & 4 for the Curdworth Flight. There was a carpenter shop here and lock cottages.

 

The structures near the bridge were probably workers' buidings

 

See the 1886 Map attached.

 

The lock moved was not here

 

 

 

Marston Lane Bridge 1886.jpg

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58 minutes ago, Heartland said:

Marston Lane Bridge is between locks 30 and 31 of the present numbering for the Birmingham & Fazeley, it was BCN lock number 3 & 4 for the Curdworth Flight. There was a carpenter shop here and lock cottages.

 

The structures near the bridge were probably workers' buidings

 

See the 1886 Map attached.

 

The lock moved was not here

 

 

 

Marston Lane Bridge 1886.jpg


You’ve saved me looking for a map. 
I was going to look this evening. 

 

The map shows 2 buildings butted up to the bridge towpath side. 
And today there are still the markings of two gable ends on the bridge. 
 

Yes Marston Lane Bridge above lock 4
 

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I understand it was lock 1 that was moved. 
 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Heartland said:

Yes for the toll road

 

 


what can you tell me about this?

 

I’m sure I’ve not spotted iron/steel rails marked like this with ‘BCN’. 
The rails have a very different profile to any anywhere else, that I’ve seen. 

 

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