Sjötorp Lock 6
Formal name: Jordbruket (‘Agriculture’)
Year of construction: 1820
Technical facts: This single lock covers a height of 2.4 metres. In the 1960’s, part of the lock was torn down and replaced with a concrete one.
Here, by the sixth lock in Sjötorp, lies a unique lock keeper’s house, probably built as far back as the 1810’s. The oldest lock keeper’s houses were often built using natural stone, and that is the case here too. These houses were very cold in winter, which was the most likely main reason that they were demolished and replaced with new houses. Johannes Nilsson lived and worked as a lock keeper here in Sjötorp for 55 years. Like his colleague, the keeper of Sjötorp’s locks 7-8, he was awarded two levels of the Medal of the Royal Patriotic Society, one small and one large. The new, wooden cottage was built in 1921 and is larger than most of the other houses along the canal.