1986 LANDSCAPE

 Papercourt Lock                       
   The lock gates were replaces in     
 1980. The lock keeper lives in        
 Papercourt cottage. There were 5      
 houseboats each with a plot of land   
 and a shed. The river has private     
 fishing rites owned by a local farmer 
 and the mooring fee has to be paid to 
 the National Trust. People may moor on
 the side of the river which has a     
 towpath. The original course of the   
 river runs parallel to the man made   
 course. To the left of the original   
 river is marshland which is used for  
 rough grazing.                        
 Newark Mill                           
   The mill which is now a ruin has    
 milled for 300 years finishing in     
 1946. Newark Mill cottage is now a    
 private dwelling. The owner farms 220 
 acres as meadow and keeps Beef cattle.
                                       
 

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