APOLOGIES TO OUR LOYAL VOLUNTEERS AND VISITORS, BUT DUE TO THE GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES WE ARE REQUIRED TO CLOSE THE SANDIACRE LOCK COTTAGES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
WE WILL MONITOR WHAT GUIDELINES ARE IN PLACE AND ACT ACCORDINGLY.
How to find us:
Erewash Canal, Lock Lane, (off Longmoor Lane), Sandiacre NG10 5LA
Please note that parking space is limited.
OPEN DAYS - free admission
Please note: Due to the historic nature of the cottages, access for disabled people is limited.
Welcome to Sandiacre Lock Cottages
We are open to the public for you to look around on the third Sunday of each month and Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the year. Come along and enjoy our historic cottages built in 1779, find out who lived and worked here through the ages.
You are welcome to simply browse or one of our team will be delighted to show you round and answer any questions.
Pet friendly - well behaved dogs on leads welcome.
OPEN DAY DATES 2020
Monday May 25th 10.30 to 3.30pm CANCELLED
Sunday - June 21st 1:30 to 4:30pm CANCELLED
Sunday - July 19th 1:30 to 4:30pm
Sunday - August 16th 1:30 to 4:30pm
Monday August 31st 10:30 to 3:30pm
Sunday - September 20th 1:30 to 4:30pm
Sunday - October 18th 1:30 to 4:30pm
Sunday - November 15th 1:30 to 4:30pm
Sunday’s- Dec 6th /13th /20th 10.30 to 3.30pm
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We are also open at other times throughout the year for organised visits - schools, leisure and social groups. Days and dates are on request and admission is free.
For more details and information contact:
Glyn Stenson: M.07809 251441 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brief history of the Lock cottages, which was used in the early years of the Erewash Canal Preservation and Development Association (ECPDA) as their HQ.
Upon learning in 1968 that it was planned to demolish the last lock cottages on the canal, i.e. Sandiacre lock cottages and toll house, the ECPDA committee investigated the possibility of obtaining a lease to use the cottages.
Early efforts met with little success. A planning application was refused, so an appeal was lodged. A letter written to Sir Frank Price, Chairman of British Waterways Board, obtained through his intervention, a much more helpful attitude and in 1969 the ECPDA was granted permission to use the Sandiacre cottages and toll house as their meeting rooms for one year.
Although final necessary arrangements were expected to be completed in September, the Association didn't get the keys until 1 December 1969.
In May 1986 the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest was revised to include:
- - the lock chamber and bridge on the Erewash Canal
- - the cottages and toll house
They are all now listed as Grade 2 buildings.
In March 1991 the ECPDA was granted Planning Permission to use the Sandiacre cottages and toll house as their meeting rooms on a permanent basis. The cottages were also first opened to the public during that year.
A Canal & River Trust Heritage Assessment was carried out in 2016 and made the recommendation that the cottages retained their Grade 2 listed status and were a rare example with a very high heritage status.
Having leased the Sandiacre Lock Cottages since 1969, ECPDA purchased the buildings from Canal & River Trust in December 2017.