Lock 15, near Briar Hill, Northampton Arm (Grand Union Canal)


From Date: 18/01/2021 08:00

To Date: 12/02/2021 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Northampton Arm (GU Canal)

Starts at: Lock 1

Ends at: Lock 16

Upstream winding hole: Downstream of Lock 1

Downstream winding hole: Northampton Bottom Lock 17


19/01/2021 11:46

Please note the navigation will be closed at Lock 1 and Lock 16 for the duration of the gate replacement works at Lock 15.

For the latest information regarding Covid-19 restrictions, please visit https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/safety-on-our-waterways/coronavirus

22/12/2020 11:06

Unfortunately, our programme has been affected due to some of our construction team having to self-isolate.  As a result, we will not be able to complete all the pre-Christmas preparation for the stoppage at Lock 15, including moving plant and equipment to site. 

We therefore need to delay the navigation closure by one week.  This will now start on 18th January 2021 and re-open on 12th February 2021.


A stoppage is required to enable the replacement of the top gate.

01/06/2020:  The information above is a draft notice of works planned as part of our winter 2020/21 stoppages programme.  This is subject to change depending on the latest advice from the UK government on coronavirus.  Please follow our guidance relating to coronavirus when using the canals and towpaths https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/coronavirus.