Lock 4, Hillmorton, Oxford Canal


From Date: 08/11/2021 08:00

To Date: 17/12/2021 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Oxford Canal

Starts at: Lock 4, Hillmorton Middle Lock (Tp)

Ends at: Lock 4, Hillmorton Middle Lock (Tp)

Upstream winding hole: Bridge 74

Downstream winding hole: Clifton Arm (Oxford Canal)


09/11/2021 19:11

We apologise to customers affected by this closure. There has been an oversight in the planning of the gate replacement at Hillmorton Lock 4, which means there now needs to be a short navigational closure at the start and end of the works to mobilise plant and equipment to and from site.

This is an error that was not spotted until yesterday and one which will be investigated internally to ensure lessons are learnt and the mistake does not reoccur in the future. We sincerely apologise to our customers for not getting this right and for the inconvenience caused.

The canal will be closed until 4pm on Friday 12th November and again on the 15th, 16th and 17th of December whilst the site equipment is removed. Between 15th November and 14th December we will need a short navigational restriction between 07:30 and 09:30 Monday to Friday to allow materials and workers to access the constructions site.

Outside of these time the navigation will be fully available


A restriction is required to carry out gate replacements and relines, brickwork and ladder improvements.

This is a paired lock so boats are still able to pass through.