Wootton Rivers Lock 51, Brimslade Lock 53 and Cadley Lock 54, 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? No


Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Lock 51, Wootton Rivers

Ends at: Lock 63, Beech Grove Lock

Upstream winding hole: Between Bridge 90 and Lock 70, Froxfield.

Downstream winding hole: Between Bridges 108 and 110, Wootton Rivers.


11/12/2019 12:20

We will be taking the opportunity of this closure to carry out additional leak repairs on the top and bottom gates at Lock 51, in addition to the planned repairs at Lock 53 and the pump above Lock 54.  New liners will be fitted on the top gates and new timbers fitted on the bottom gates. 

As a result, and in order to provide full dewatering for the works being carried out at the pumps above Lock 54, we need to extend the end of the closure until 13th March 2020.     

Please also be aware, due to the extent of the stoppages in this area, the navigation will be closed from Lock 51 to Lock 63 during the whole period.  For safety reasons, no boats will be permitted to moor in this section during this time so will need to be moved to alternative safe moorings prior to 6th January 2020.

We accept that this is likely to be inconvenient for some customers and very much appreciate everyone’s support to enable these important works to proceed on time in this busy period.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact us on 01452 318012 or enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk 


Cadley Lock 54: Carry out gate repairs and repairs to the leaking ground paddle.   

In addition, there will be a temporary installation of a fabric dam above lock 54 to allow draining of the pump intake chambers, repairs to the pump intake chamber, sluice and trash screen grills.

Brimslade Lock 53:  Reline the top gates to reduce leakage, repair leaking ground paddle and repair lock chamber brickwork.

Please note the revised dates for this closure and additional scope of works.