Brentford Gauging Lock Illustrated Card


This card features Brentford Gauging Lock, created exclusively by Charlotte Berridge.

All my cards are printed on 300gsm recycled card, supplied with a recycled envelope. They are carefully hand packaged in a biodegradable cellophane bag. Each folded card measures approx 105mm wide x 148mm tall (A6).

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This beautiful spot was once one of the busiest places on The Grand Union Canal. The cute little toll office was a hub of activity as these gauging locks were where the toll keeper checked how much cargo boats were carrying up and down the Grand Union Canal. He used a gauging rod to measure how high the boat sat out of the water to calculate the amount of cargo it carried. From that, he could work out the toll to be paid to use the canal.