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Selby Civic Society

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Ouse Bridge
Sep 13

Canal & River Trust event

Event Date: September 13, 2015 Location: Naburn Lock

Heritage Open Day: Naburn Locks, on the River Ouse six miles from York, is a hidden Gem that needs to be explored by all who visit the area.

In the 1750s, to improve navigation on this flood-prone river, two John Smiths (father and son) built a lock and weir combination that is the most impressive piece of engineering on any English navigation before 1760. It created an island which then had a watermill built upon it. In 1823 the Trustees of the Ouse Navigation built the fine-looking Greek Revival Banqueting House nearby. Further work took place in Victorian times when a new larger lock was built alongside the original one. This was opened in 1888 by Prince Albert Victor and at the same time two lock-keepers’ cottages and a range of offices and workshops were built.

Canal & River Trust event

Sun 13 Sep:0930- 1600.

Free Entry.

For more information and last-minute updates, please visit the Heritage Open Days website