"There is a large boat slide here with three sets of rollers. and also a small side-lock for pleasure boats, both situated a little above the manin lock. Tide flows one hour.
Teddington Lock is the largest on the THames, but will not compare with some of the locks on the Severn for either size or height"
Henry Taunt 1885
The tiny skiff lock is nicknamed the coffin lock for obvious reasons, and hardly ever used today. Nor is the massive barge lock, nearly two hundred yards long built in 1904 to handle the ever-increasing commercial traffic on the river that has since disappeared.
Graham Diprose 2007
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