Caen Hill Pumping Station outfall, offside above Lock 50, Devizes, Kennet & Avon Canal


From Date: 10/02/2020 08:00

To Date: 17/02/2020 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Lock 50, Kennet Lock (Top Lock)

Ends at: Bridge 141, Devizes Town

Upstream winding hole: Devizes Wharf, upstream of Lock 50

Downstream winding hole: Below Lock 29 or below Lock 44 (adjacent to Caen Hill Café)


A stoppage is required to enable the dewatering of the canal in order to expose the pumping station outfall structure.  We will then carry out removal of debris, cleaning and surveys of the structure to investigate issues with the penstock valve and leakage through the wall.  

Whilst the navigation is dewatered, we also hope to carry out an inspection of the Lock 50 gate, paddle and cill, and carry out localised repairs if needed. 

The towpath will remain open during these works, and a safety fence will be erected along the towpath edge.