Views of Cosgrove Lock

Canal boats going through the lock side by side
This shows the old swing bridge which enabled carts to cross to the Buckingham Arm.


This shows servants in uniform on the lock side and a punt on the winding hole.
On the left is a lady in traditional boat costume feeding the hens.


A view down the Buckingham Arm to the right.

This shows the tracks of the railed carts that brought sand and gravel to and from the boats.
The tracks of the railed gravel carts still remain in 2014

A canal boat moored alongside the old gravel cart tracks - 2014

This shows the swing bridge on the right of the lock.
A view from the lock towards Wolverton

This is an old view of the winding hole where boats turn round on the canal.

At the bottom of this picture you can see the rungs
for bracing your feet as you push the lock gates open.
These are the Lock Cottages where toll money
was collected from people using the tow path and canal.

Occupations connected with the Canal at Cosgrove
1847 Kelly's Directory James Taylor Canal Surveyor
1847 Kelly's Directory Thomas Marriott Canal Lock Keeper
1849 Whellan History of Northamptonshire Thomas Marriott Agent to Grand Junct. Canal Co.
1849 Whellan History of Northamptonshire Talbot Harding Overseer to Canal Co.
1854 Kelly's Directory Talbot Harding Overseer on Grand Junction canal
1851 Census John Eyden Night Lock Keeper
1851 Census Thomas Marriott Toll Collector on The Grand Junction Canal
1861 Census John Eyden Lock Keeper
1861 Census Harding Talbot Overseer G J Canal Co
1861 Census Thomas Henry Marriott Toll Collector & Wharfinger
1869 Kelly's Directory Talbot Harding Overseerer on Grand Junction canal
1871 Census Harding Talbot Canal Overseer
1874 Whellan & Co Thomas Marriott Canal agent
1877 Post Office Directory John Marks Canal overseer
1881 Census Thomas Marriott Toll Collector (shop (locks)
1881 Census Daniel Atterbury Lock Keeper
1881 Census John Marks Overseer G J Canal Co
1890 Kelly's Directory John Marks Overseer on Grand Junction Canal
1891 Census John Marks Overseer G J Canal Co (1 The Locks)