Sjötorp Lock 6

Motala, Mariestad

Formal name: Jordbruket/The Agriculture.

Built: 1820.

Technical facts: This single lock has a rise of 2.4 metres.

History of the lock

Sjötorp Lock has a unique lockkeeper’s house, probably built as early as 1810-1820. The house is of natural stone, as are many of  the other lockkeepers’ and bridgekeepers’ dwellings. These were often very cold in winter and were gradually replaced by timber buildings. Although most of the stone houses were demolis