Lock 42 to 51, South Stratford Canal


From Date: 13/02/2017 00:00

To Date: 31/03/2017 23:59 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: South Stratford Canal

Starts at: Lock 42

Ends at: Lock 51

Upstream winding hole: Turning Point, North of Bridge 59, Featherbed Lane

Downstream winding hole: Bancroft Basin


03/03/2017 09:06

Following the failed waterway wall below Lock 42 a team is mobilising to undertake repair works and re-water the canal as a matter of urgency

The date of this this stoppage needs to be extended from 17th March to 31st March in order to carry out these essential repairs

17/02/2017 07:52

Just to clarify, the navigation will be physically closed and dewatered at Bishopton Lane Bridge 63 to enable waterway wall repairs to the bridge hole within the advertised stoppage period

20/12/2016 15:26

Bridge 63 requires some additional repair works to the waterway wall. These repairs will be completed within the existing stoppage dates


Lock 42: Top and Bottom gate repairs and masonry repairs within the lock chamber.

Lock 46: Top gate repairs and masonry repairs within the chamber

Lock 51: Bottom gate replacements.