Lock 10, Long Buckby, Grand Union Canal.


From Date: 16/11/2020 08:00

To Date: 11/12/2020 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Grand Union Canal

Starts at: Lock 7, Top Lock

Ends at: Lock 13

Upstream winding hole: Junction with the Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal).

Downstream winding hole: Near Bridge 25, Weedon Wharf


23/11/2020 17:05

When the chamber at Lock 10 was drained we found, unfortunately, the cill and surrounding concrete on the lower gate were in much worse condition than expected.  We need to take this opportunity to replace the cill and concrete to reduce the risk of having to do further repairs next year. 

We require an additional two weeks to carry out these works but our construction team will do everything they can to open the navigation as soon as it is safe to do so.

22/10/2020 13:01

Please be aware, in order to help maintain water levels in the area, we will be closing the Buckby Flight from Lock 7 to Lock 13 during the period of this stoppage. 

The navigation will be de-watered between Locks 10 and 11 whilst the repairs at Lock 10 are carried out.


An urgent stoppage is required to carry out repairs to the cill and gates at Lock 10 in order to reduce leakage.

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