Lock 83 (Brownsfield), near Manchester, Rochdale Canal.


From Date: 05/01/2021 08:00

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

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? Yes


Closest waterway: Rochdale Canal

Starts at: Lock 82 Great Ancoats Street

Ends at: Lock 83 Brownsfield

Upstream winding hole: Above Lock 81.

Downstream winding hole: Above Lock 84 in Piccadilly/ Dale Street Basin.


25/01/2021 10:44

Our construction team is encountering many issues due to the flooding on site at Lock 83. 

As a result, we need to extend this stoppage by two weeks and will do everything we can to re-open the navigation by 12th February.

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


Carry out works to lower the top beams of both top and bottom gates.

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.