Lock 72, Bottom Gate


From Date: 02/02/2023 08:00

To Date: 02/02/2023 15:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Lock 73, Hungerford Marsh Lock

Ends at: Lock 71, Picketsfield

Upstream winding hole: Winding Hole, Froxfield. Near Bridge 90, Froxfield Road Bridge.

Downstream winding hole: Winindg Hole, Hungerford. Near Bridge 83, Station Road.


02/02/2023 15:20

We would like to advise our customers that this stoppage has been removed from our winter works programme. The stoppage was in place to carry out repairs to the bottom gate as it had twisted. Emergency works needed to be carried out as the gate had gone past the mitre point. A repair has now taken place and the twisting of the gate has been rectified so no further work is required.


A stoppage is required to carry out repairs to the bottom gate as it is twisted.