Crofton Pumping Station & Locks 52, 55, 57, 60, 61, 64 & 65


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: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Lock 52, Heathy Close Lock

Ends at: Lock 65, Burnt Mill Lock

Upstream winding hole: Winding Hole, Fore Bridge

Downstream winding hole: Winding Hole - Wooton Rivers


A stoppage is required to carry out the following works:                                                                                                                                                                                            Lock 52 Heahty Lock - Replacement of the bottom lock gate and repairs to the offside top anchor point, waterway wall at the lock landing and quion offside.

Lock 55, Crofton Top Lock - Refitting of the top lock gate there is leakage present at the cills and between the gates.

Lock 57, Crofton - Top Gate repairs 

Crofton Pumping Station - Removal and replacement of the pipework and electrics which run under the canal. This work requires open-cut excavation of the canal bed. There will also be construction of a new inlet structure within Wilton Water replacement of penstocks and local brickwork repairs to the weirs.

Lock 60, Crofton - Bottom gate and quoin masonry.

Lock 61, Crossing Lock - Replacement of the top and bottom gates. Also masonry repairs in the chamber.

Lock 64, Church Lock - Top and Bottom gate reline repairs.

Lock 65, Bottom Gate - Bottom Gate refit.