St John's Lock, Lechlade - looking west.

St John’s is the highest lock on the River Thames, the first of 45 down to the tidal river at Teddington. It was built in 1790 during improvements to the Upper Thames to cope with the extra traffic generated by the opening of Thames and Severn canal. It retains its distinctive manual wheel operated paddles. The lock is the resting place of ‘Old Father Thames’, a Portland Cement statue commissioned for the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1854. The statue was rescued from the fire that destroyed Crystal Palace in 1936, then brought to this most appropriate location in 1974.

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Each lino print is approximately 105 x 150mm in size and is individually numbered and signed as part of a limited edition of 100.

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St Johns Lock on the Thames