Fosse Dyke/Torksey LockQuick Facts


Torksey, Lincolnshire Map

Fosse Dyke at Torksey Lock towards the River Trent


  • Built to connect the River Witham with the River Trent, to provide the town of Lincoln with a water route to the North Sea.
  • Lincoln began as a fort in AD 54 and became a colonia in AD 80.

What Remains

  • This dyke is believed to be the first man-made canal in Britain and has been in use for almost two thousand years.