Rochdale Canal Lock 19 - Guillotine Lock


From Date: 15/06/2023 17:30

To Date: 04/07/2023 16:30 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Structure failure

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Rochdale Canal

Starts at: Lock 19

Ends at: Lock 19


04/07/2023 16:18

The gearbox has been successfully re-fitted and this lock is now back in operation.

29/06/2023 08:42

Parts have been ordered to repair the gearbox and it is now expected to be fixed and operational next week.

This notice will be updated as we receive additional information.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

26/06/2023 16:48

The gearbox was removed on Saturday to identify and source the parts needed to rebuild the gearbox. Once the parts are available, the gearbox will need to rebuilt and returned ready for the installation.

Should there not be any delays to the repairs, the gearbox should be returned and installed towards the end of this week.

The notice will be updated with any further information that we receive

19/06/2023 13:27

Scaffolding will be erected at the guillotine Lock on Thursday morning.

Engineers will be carrying out investigative work to find out what the fault is and what is needed to be done to repair the guillotine lock.

We will update the notice when we have any further information.


The guillotine lock - lock 19 - has failed and cannot be used until it has been fixed.

We have appointed a team to repair the lock and will provide an update when the work is complete.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.