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Canal Round House at Inglesham Lock

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The Canal Round House at Inglesham Lock by John Copping  (Adapted for the GSIA Journal by Alan Strickland)

This is the most easterly of five "Round Houses" each one accommodating the lengthsman responsible for the maintenance of a particular section of the Thames & Severn Canal. Due to its remote location, the top storey contained a water tank.

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The Inglesham Canal Round House seen from the south in April 2008