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Tinsley Locks

There are 11, originally 12, locks in the Tinsley flight, which rises 70 feet (21 m), on the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal. Water, from the River Don, is pumped from a small building situated below Tinsley Viaduct to the top pound, and hence waters the whole flight. Originally a steam engine was employed to drive the pumps, but this was replaced by a diesel engine in 1918. The pumps supply 265 litres per second to an outlet near the top lock of the flight. The top lock (No 1) and its pound are now the site of Tinsley Marina.

Bayliss, D (ed). A guide to the industrial history of South Yorkshire. Association for Industrial Archaeology, 1995, entry M17.

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Key Words :- canal locks
Address :- Tinsley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 2FN
Grid Ref :- SK 39239 89813
Co-ordinates :- Lat - 53.403686 , Long - -1.411267
Local Authority :- Sheffield City Council
Pre 1974 County :- Yorkshire - West Riding
Site Condition :- Operational site, in use for original purpose
Site Status :- Site extant - Protected status unknown
Site Dates :- 1819 -