Tim's One Photograph a Day

Hatton Bottom Lock, Warwick.

Hatton Bottom Lock.

Hatton Bottom Lock: Afternoon sun shining on a snowy scene.

Afternoon sun shining on a snowy scene.

With the ice only slowly melting on the canal, we have stayed put halfway up the flight. Today, I walked down to Warwick, capturing this view of Hatton Bottom Lock on the way.Once again, you can see the original narrow lock. This time, however, it is alongside its replacement. As throughout the flight, the old lock is being used as an overflow weir between the pounds.

The pound below is relatively unusual. It is common for a canal to have a summit level in the middle (or to simply run down from a hill to the coast). However, the canal through Warwick and Leamington Spa is at the lowest level, rising both sides.

Hatton Bottom Lock is also unusual in having the lock landings on the offside (ie non-towpath side). This is likely to be originally because the wide lock is furthest from the towpath.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 13 Dec 2017
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
  • Lens: Olympus 40-150mm 1:4-5.6
  • Focal Length 40mm
  • F/5.6
  • 1/100 Sec
  • ISO 200

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