Lock 64 , Church Lock

Notice Details
From Date:
12th September 2017 at 08:00
To Date:
14th September 2017 at 14:10 inclusive
Navigation Closure
Water resources
Notice updates:
14/09/2017 @ 14:10
Repairs have been completed and the navigation is now open.
13/09/2017 @ 16:30

There have been some unexpected difficulties with installing the dam at Lock 64. 

Consequently the repair works have been delayed by one day. 

We expect to finish tomorrow and reopen the navigation at 6pm on Thursday 14th September.

06/09/2017 @ 16:37

In order to undertake the repairs to the ground paddles at Lock 64 we need to temporarily lower the water level above the lock.

We are planning to drop the water level by 300mm from noon on Tuesday 12th September until 5pm on Wednesday 13th September.

For clarity, this will mean a drop in the water level in the pound between locks 63 and 64.

For boats moored in this area, please loosen mooring ropes and push off the bank to avoid listing.

Thank you for your cooperation as we undertake this important repair work.

Please also note that, as per our previous notice, Lock 64 itself will be closed to boat traffic from 8am on Tuesday 12th September.  It will re-open at 6pm on Wednesday 13th September.




01/09/2017 @ 16:36

Lock 64 will be closed to boat traffic on the 12th & 13th September to enable emergency repairs to the ground paddle sluices.

The lock will be closed to boat traffic from 8am on the 12th September and re-open at 6pm on the 13th September.

01/09/2017 @ 10:30

Please note that the stoppage listed below for the 12th and 13th September is currently in the planning stage only.   Dates for the stoppage may be subject to change pending final approval from contractors.  

Thank you for your patience as we work to finalise the dates. 

01/09/2017 @ 10:18

We are planning a two day stoppage at Lock 64 on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th September.  This will be to undertake repairs to the ground paddles. 

In the meantime, we are grateful to our volunteers who are continuing to assist with navigation through the lock between 10am - 3pm.

08/08/2017 @ 12:29

Church Lock 64 remains closed for inspection and repairs today.

From tomorrow, Wednesday 9th August, we are hoping to have volunteer lock keepers assisting between 10am - 3pm. 

Thank you for your patience while we work with our engineers, staff and volunteers to ensure safe navigation through the lock.



Lock 64 is closed to boat traffic following damage to ground paddle & frame.

Engineers will be on site on Tuesday 8th August to carry out an assessment and plan in the repairs.

 We are organising a rota to safely operate the lock until full repairs are undertaken. This notice will be updated with the temporary opening hours at noon on Tuesday 8th August.


Kennet & Avon Canal
Starts At:
Lock 64, Church Lock
Ends At:
Lock 64, Church Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole:
Above lock 63
Down Stream Winding Hole:
Below lock 64
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