Lock 58 (Johnson Hill Top), Lower Cophurst, Leeds & Liverpool Canal


From Date: 08/02/2021 08:00

To Date: 16/03/2021 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Starts at: Lock 59, Lock 2

Ends at: Lock 58, Top Lock

Upstream winding hole: Above Bridge 91A, Riley Green Bridge

Downstream winding hole: Above Bridge 79A


12/03/2021 10:22

Unfortunately we have encountered some issues with the installation of the new gates which requires additional work to be carried out to the lock chamber masonry.  Once completed, the new cills will be fitted and grouted in, equipment and stop planks will be removed and the canal re-watered. 

We expect the navigation to be re-opened by 4pm on Tuesday 16th March.

01/03/2021 13:05

Following delays to the start of this stoppage, due to freezing conditions and the breakdown of one of our craft, our construction team needs an additional week to complete all the works required. 

The navigation will now re-open on 12th March 2021.

05/10/2020 16:29

Please be aware the dates for this closure have been amended to facilitate the movement of our construction teams between the different stoppages in the area.

We apologise for any inconvenience this change may cause.


Installation of new bottom gates, carry out improvements to lock ladders, pointing of masonry/brickwork and installation of fenders.

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.