Mapledurham Lock on the River Thames
Mapledurham Lock has been linked through the ages with the nearby corn mill - the only water mill working on the River Thames today. The mill appears in the Domesday Book, so it follows there was a dam or weir here in 1086, one of the earliest recorded on the river.
Mapledurham Lock made history in 1956 when it became the first mechanical lock on the River Thames. It used an early type of electro-mechanical system although it wasn't very successful and was converted to hydraulic operation in the 1974.
Did you know?
The famous film The Eagle has Landed was filmed in 1976 partly at Mapledurham Mill.
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