Locks 56, 60, 61 and 63, Crofton Locks, and downstream canal pound, Kennet & Avon Canal


From Date: 06/01/2020 08:00

To Date: 13/03/2020 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? Yes


Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Lock 55, Crofton Top Lock

Ends at: Lock 63, Beech Grove Lock

Upstream winding hole: Adjacant to bridge 109

Downstream winding hole: Between Bridges 93 and 92


A closure is required to carry out the following repairs in the Crofton area. 

Lock 56:  Repairs to the top and bottom lock gates.  Repairs to the hand rail.  Repairs to the ground sluice to reduce leakage.  

Lock 60 and downstream canal pound:  Construction of a new pumping station (towpath side, adjacent to Wilton Water).  Removal and replacement of the pumping main across the towpath and through the canal bed.     

Lock 61:  Repairs to the top and bottom gates.  Repairs to missing brickwork in the lock chamber.   

Lock 63:  Repairs to the top and bottom gates in order to reduce leakage. 

Please be aware the towpath will be closed between Locks 58 (Bridge 101) and 61 (Bridge 100).