Lock 63, Misterton Top Lock


From Date: 29/09/2020 15:15

To Date: 20/10/2020 10:45 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Chesterfield Canal

Starts at: Lock 63, Misterton Top Lock

Ends at: Lock 63, Misterton Top Lock


20/10/2020 10:37

Repairs to Misterton Top Lock are now complete, therefore passage is now available through this Lock.

01/10/2020 16:51

Repairs to the rotten heel post are currently being planned and are expected to commence on site the week commencing 12th October 2020.

Repairs are expected to take 1 week to complete, with an estimated canal re-opening the week commencing 19th October.

Once works commence on site we will provide a more accurate indication of a re-opening date for the lock.

30/09/2020 16:22

Initial inspections by our Engineers have now taken place and indicate a failure of the heel post resulting from rotten timber.

Further more detailed investigations are now required and will take place over the coming days.

In the meantime the Lock gate is not deemed safe enough to operate and will therefore be closed until investigations have been completed by our Engineering Team.

This notice will be updated once those detailed investigations have concluded.

A further update will be provided on Friday 2nd October.


Passage through Lock 63, Misterton Top Lock is not possible due to damages to one of the gates.

Engineers will attend site on the 30th of September to assess.

Once the Engineers have been out to assess Lock 63, Misterton Top Lock this notice will be updated accordingly.