This lock is in remarkably good condition for structure that is nearly 200 years old. It has survived better than any of the other locks on the canal and and looks as if it just needs new gates and the scrub to be cleared from the side of the lock.
Satellite image of Silburn Lock, from Flash Earth (www.flashearth.com).
An outdoor swimming pool
Before there were swimming baths in the town the male population of Pocklington learned to swim at Silburn Lock, out of sight of the lock-keeper. Top Lock was a little too public, especially since not everyone remembered their swimming costume. More historic photos...