Lock (canal latéral à la Loire) Lorraine site, French Heritage monument to Apremont sur allier

The site of the Lorraine lock consists of a circular lock, a lock House, a bridge on lock and dam on the River Allier. The circular lock has a sas of 32 metres in diameter and had an average fall of 1.13 meters (this fall varied according to the level of Allier). This lock was used to guide, using horses, boats from the River to the entrance of the channel. A water intake consumes water Allier feed the canal lateral to the Loire. To optimize this intake, engineers built a dam of 179 metres long on the Allier. Directed originally dry stone, it was rebuilt in 1951 following a dam project mobile increases maneuverable to an upper deck of the same type as that directed fifteen years earlier on the Loire at Saint-Léger-des-Vignes (nièvre). During this work, the lock (which is no longer used for navigation) is transformed into a settling pond and currents of hunting are carried out to release the edge of the water intake. The site of the Lorraine, both functional and aesthetic, is built with great care. The lock House Windows open on the circular lock treated as an ornamental pond and extended by the channel factory and tree-lined. The lock House of neoclassical style includes two levels and is much larger than the traditional eclusieres houses of the side channel. Its strict geometrical shapes and its large semicircular transom spoke to remind houses related to the factories of the years 1830-1840. The House was to include offices in addition to the lock housing. The bridge on lock is in brick and consists of a low arch. In its abutments are charged two small vaulted passages for the passage of the haulers. The site of the Lorraine lock is an element of the water power of Lorraine ditch dug between 1835 and 1841. Originally, this site did not include a dam but since 1871, a transverse dam to the River Allier is its water level to improve the flow of the valves for the power of the canal lateral to the Loire. The dam was reconstructed between 1947 and 1951.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

lock (canal latéral à la Loire) Lorraine site
(lock (canal latéral à la Loire) Lorraine site, apremont sur allier)


Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

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Location and general information

  • identifier : 21747
  • item : site d'écluse des Lorrains (canal latéral à la Loire)
  • Location of the building :
    • Cher
    • Apremont-sur-Allier
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 18007
  • Zip code of the municipality : 18150
  • Order in the communal list : 4
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : lock
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 19th century
    • 2nd quarter 19th century
  • Year : 1835
  • Investigation : 2000
  • Date taken into account : 2005/06/07

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • This construction is mainly composed of stone
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is slate
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Building containing : canal de navigation dit canal latéral à la Loire
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.

Other

  • Other :
    • other Information : public property
  • Picture : c618759f135c35405914f4493d0d744f.jpg
  • Author of the survey MH : Mauret-Cribellier Valérie
  • Mérimée reference : IA18000640

Contributions documentaries made by visitors

Lock (canal latéral à la Loire) Lorraine site, French Heritage monument to Apremont sur allier. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
site d'écluse des Lorrains (canal latéral à la Loire), apremont sur allier
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Lock (canal latéral à la Loire) Lorraine site, French Heritage monument to Apremont sur allier. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
site d'écluse des Lorrains (canal latéral à la Loire), apremont sur allier
Lock (canal latéral à la Loire) Lorraine site, French Heritage monument to Apremont sur allier. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
site d'écluse des Lorrains (canal latéral à la Loire), apremont sur allier

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