Lincomb Lock

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Many thanks to The Canal and River Trust for facilitating this camera's location and capitally funding its installation. Lincombe Lock, the highest on the Severn is situated one and a half miles downstream from Stourport. The weir and lock are in an artificial channel. The original embankment stopping up the old channel was washed away by floodwater during construction work. The breach was filled by loading eight barges with stones and sinking them pointing upstream as a foundation. The depth of water on the sill was the lowest encountered by oil tankers going to Stourport at the time when regular trips were made from Avonmouth. It was the practice of the lock keeper to phone the depth in the morning to that port. This determined the quantity of oil loaded, a tolerence of one inch being allowed. There are six sets of locks on the Severn situated between Stourport and Gloucester locks are Lincombe, Holt Fleet, Bevere Diglis, Tewkesbury and Gloucester.