Lock 11, Beeston Iron Lock, Beeston Brook, Shropshire Union Canal


From Date: 03/02/2020 08:00

To Date: 22/02/2020 10:00 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: Beeston Brook Bridge No 107

Upstream winding hole: Bunbury Bridge 105

Downstream winding hole: Between Bridges 108 and 107


21/02/2020 07:17

The repairs at Beeston Iron Lock have been successfully completed.  However, we are unable to remove the dams as planned due to the availability of our contractors following from the recent flooding. 

As a result we need to extend this stoppage by one day when we hope to be able to open the navigation. 

Please accept our apologies and we appreciate your patience during these difficult conditions.


In order to investigate and reduce the leakage at Lock 11, Beeston Iron Lock, we have programmed a closure to coincide with other stoppages in the area.   

Our local Reactive Response Team will carry out the work to include investigation of the tailgate cill condition and replacement of the tailgate mitre liners.