Lock 11, Beeston Iron Lock, Shropshire Union Canal


From Date: 13/03/2019 08:00

To Date: 22/03/2019 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Shropshire Union Canal

Starts at: Lock 11, Beeston Iron Lock

Ends at: Lock 11, Beeston Iron Lock

Upstream winding hole: Bunbury Winding Hole, by Bridge 105.

Downstream winding hole: Foxey Wood Winding Hole, between Bridges 107 and 108.


Following extensive damage to both sets of liners on the lock gates, emergency repairs are now required at Beeston Iron Lock to enable the safe operation of the lock during the summer period. 

Repairs will include replacing both sets of gate liners and the cill liner. The lock will need to be drained during these works to facilitate access to the gate liners. The towpath will remain open during navigation closure. 

The work will be carried out by our local Reactive Team who will endeavour to re-open the navigation as soon as possible.