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Date: Wed January 18, 2012
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An excellent capture of working locks. Seems they were built for a day when ships were small compared to today's. Sure would appreciate some narration about them. Thank you.
#1 Wed January 18, 2012 11:07pm

Good shot.
#2 Wed January 18, 2012 11:44pm

craig healan
Fourteen Locks (grid reference ST277886) is a series of locks, also known as the Cefn Flight, on the Crumlin arm of the Monmouthshire Canal at Rogerstone in Newport, South Wales. The flight of locks was completed in 1799 and raises the water level 160 ft (50 m) in just 800 yd (740 m). This is one of the steepest rises for a major run in the UK which, combined with the sheer number of locks, makes it one of the most significant in the country.[2] The run of locks includes a series of embanked ponds,[3] pounds, sluices and weirs to control the water supply, with no set of gates shared between individual locks. It therefore comprises a flight of locks rather than a staircase lock.[4]..........thank you ..;).
#3 Thu January 19, 2012 9:56am

craig healan
It was used for transporting commodities such as coal,iron,limestone and bricks from the south wales valleys down to newport docks.
#4 Thu January 19, 2012 10:08am

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