Grid Reference: TF 350 889
Status: Listed Grade II
State of Lock: Reasonable
Renovation to Date: Repairs to cill and lock chamber floor. Brickwork repointed.
Future Plans: Complete Restoration
Trust is dedicated to the preservation of what
remains of the canal and its buildings. A good
example of this is the repair of Ticklepenny Lock
which involved the replacing of the floor of the
lock pit and the repointing of the brickwork. This
was only a damage limitation exercise and more
extensive repairs will have to be carried out in the
future to restore the lock to full working order.
The photograph on the left, also taken in March 2006, shows the state of the north-west wall. One of the problems facing the Trust is how to tackle the new road bridge over the canal. As can be seen in the first picture, the cill of the lock is almost below the bridge. The options are to raise the bridge or to restore the lock as best as possible, without gates, and then insert a new lock a few hundred yards downstream.
image to the right shows the old bywash which was used
to drain water downstream without opening the gates and
also to act as a flood overflow. Note the effect of the
vegetation on the brickwork. The Trust has started to
clear out some of the more pernicious vegetation along
the Louth end of the canal, and hopefully will be able
to do some more rescue work at Ticklepenny before the
end of the year.