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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Cleveland House in Bath

The Bath Locks are a series of locks situated on the Kennet and Avon Canal in Bath, England.

Bath Locks

Above the top lock, the Kennet and Avon canal passes through Sydney Gardens where it passes through two tunnels and under two cast iron footbridges. Cleveland tunnel, which is 173 feet long, runs under Cleveland House. A trap-door in the tunnel roof was employed to exchange paperwork between clerks above and barges below. Cleveland House (formerly called "Canal House") was until 1864 the headquarters of the Kennet and Avon Canal Company. Cleveland House was built between 1817-20 by John Pinch. Cleveland House is now occupied by offices and is a grade II listed building.

Cleveland House, Bath, UK

Nearby cast iron bridges in Sydney Gardens date from 1800.

cast iron bridge, sydney gardens, bath England

Visitors to Cleveland House should take in the nearby Holburne Museum of Art as well as Jane Austen's former residence at 4 Sydney Place.

Cleveland House
Sham Castle Lane

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