Lock 49


From Date: 21/08/2016 20:00

To Date: 22/08/2016 13:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Lock 49, Maton Lock

Ends at: Lock 50, Kennet Lock (Top Lock)

Upstream winding hole: Devizes Wharf

Downstream winding hole: Caen Hill – above Lock 44


An obstruction is preventing the ground-paddle from being lowered at Lock 49 and until we can remove the obstruction the lock is inoperable and we have had to close the canal between locks 49 and 50.  We will be on site first thing Monday to lower the pound and get a better look at what's got stuck, and our hope is that the canal will be open by lunch time.