Lock 25, Dicks Lane and Lock 26, Kingswood, South Stratford Canal


From Date: 07/01/2019 08:00

To Date: 08/02/2019 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: South Stratford Canal

Starts at: 010

Ends at: 010

Upstream winding hole: Junction with Kingswood Arm (North Stratford Canal)

Downstream winding hole: North of Bridge 59, Featherbed Lane


20/12/2018 17:25

An inspection of the damaged brickwork at Lock 26 has identified the extent of the planned repairs will be much less than originally anticipated.  The duration of the closure at Locks 25 and 26 has therefore been reduced to five weeks.  Please note the new end date for this stoppage. 

This amendment has freed up some resource which will be diverted to Lock 43 to enable the work there also to be completed in a shorter period.


Lock 25 - Repair top and bottom gates and quoins. Improve lock ladders. 

Lock 26 - Replace the bottom gate and repair the top gate. Repair quoins, chamber brickwork and improve lock ladders.

Our Customer Service teams will be also be completing some smaller, below water, tasks on the surrounding locks that fall within this stoppage.

Following customer feedback, we have delayed the start of this closure to allow additional cruising time over the new year period.