Lock 53, Osberton Lock, Chesterfield Canal


From Date: 11/01/2021 08:00

To Date: 05/02/2021 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? Yes


Closest waterway: Chesterfield Canal

Starts at: Lock 53, Osberton Lock

Ends at: Lock 53, Osberton Lock

Upstream winding hole: Adjacent to Bridge 44A, High Hoe Road Bridge.

Downstream winding hole: Near Bridge 50A, Ranby A1 Bridge.


Works will include lock and ladder repairs.

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.


12/07/2020 13:56 - Canal & River Trust

Thank you for your comments and concerns which have been passed on to the local team.

13/06/2020 09:45 - Jan Warsop

I am unsure from the description given what works are required at this lock but the fact this stoppage is running concurrently with those at Misterton means restricted access to pump out facilities through the winter for boats at Clayworth ad Retford.
While it is unlikley to affect us personally I doubt we could wind easily below Bridge 44A in our 60' boat. Having done it many, many times in Python I know how silted up that winding hole is and the risk of getting a load of rubbish on the prop would make it something I would want to avoid.

10/06/2020 17:28 - Marcus Hill-Jones

The concurrent timing of the stoppages at Osberton and Misterton prevents all boats based between these two locations (including the boating hubs of Clayworth and Retford) from accessing either of the two pump-out facilities on the canal (Shireoaks and West Stockwith). The work content detailed is sketchy in the extreme, so it is not possible for the duration of the stoppage to be evaluated. The upstream winding hole is not viable for many boats in its current condition.

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