Empire Mills Wash Walls Repairs, Slaithwaite


From Date: 07/11/2022 08:00

To Date: 17/03/2023 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Starts at: Lock 23 East

Ends at: Lock 24 East

Upstream winding hole: HN-011-022 Winding Hole, Lock 31.

Downstream winding hole: HN-006-015 Winding Hole, Lock 16.


A stoppage is required.

A contractor is undertaking 250 meters of washwalls repairs between Lock 23E and Lock 24E.

Due to the extent of this work, the navigation will not be able to be reopened for the Christmas period and will remain closed. 


24/05/2022 16:39 - Michael Blake

In periods of heavy rain water overflows from Lock 24 and combined with water flowing over the bridge at Lock 24 from Rotcher Lane causes flooding to the towpath outside the entrance to Upper Mills and flooding of the mill yard. When this section of wash wall is repaired will you please ensure that the contractor inserts drains from the towpath into the canal so that the surface water escaping from an overflowing Lock 24 and Rotcher Lane can fall back into the canal below Lock 24 please