Lock 44, Dukes Lock, and Bridge 233, Wolvercote Lift Bridge, Oxford Canal.


From Date: 11/01/2021 08:00

To Date: 31/03/2021 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Oxford Canal

Starts at: Lock 44, Dukes Lock

Ends at: Bridge 233, Wolvercote Lift Bridge

Upstream winding hole: Thrupp Wide, by Bridge 221.

Downstream winding hole: Bridge 243, Isis Lock


24/02/2021 14:35

The gate replacement and repairs at Lock 44, Dukes Lock, are progressing as planned.  However, continuing high water levels are severely hampering the brickwork repairs in voids on the abutments at Bridge 233, Wolvercote Lift Bridge. 

We will do everything we can to complete this work as soon as possible and re-open the navigation by Wednesday 31st March.

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


A stoppage is required to carry out work as follows: 

Lock 44 - Top and bottom gate replacements together with brickwork and coping repairs. 

Bridge 233 - Repairs to the brickwork voids to correct the undermining of the bridge abutments.

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.