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Gloucester Lock

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Gloucester Lock - Opened 200 Years Ago by Hugh Conway-Jones

The lock was the gateway into the docks for traffic using the river Severn to and from the Midlands. One of the main cargoes carried was coal. The lock was deepened in 1892 and a pair of intermediate gates fitted to save water with shorter vessels.

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Gloucester Lock looking south into the Docks from the River Severn (August 2008)