I first contacted blakes security as an emergency callout due to the alarm beeping. I then had to call again for a lock repair and mr blake arrived in 10 minutes to fit a temporary barrel so we were able to use the door.
Our small branch site tells the story of reading s two rivers the kennet and the thames.
Blakes lock. Blakes lock river thames reading. James arrived and after fixing the fault checked the entire system making recommendations for an upgrade. As with most other locks on the river thames blake s was originally a flash lock an early and crude lock which consisted of a small opening that had to be quickly opened and closed.
The first mile of the kennet from its junction with the river thames has been navigable. Blakes lock is located just beyond the eastern edge of the kennet avon canal navigation where the river kennet flows into the river thames. It is owned and maintained by the environment agency.
The usual range of the river kennet at blakes lock is between 0 00m and 0 20m. Ralph albert blakelock october 15 1847 august 9 1919 was a romanticist american painter known primarily for his landscape paintings related to the tonalism movement. We will share all updates on our blog and social media channels and look forward to welcoming visitors again soon.
It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year. It is proposed to carry out two dives. Navigating to join or leave the river thames will not be possible while the restoration work is underway.
The environment agency diving contractor will be carrying out minor. The typical recent level of the river kennet at blakes lock over the past 12 months has been between 0 06m and 0 23m. It has been between these levels for 90 of the time since monitoring began.
Please note that due to covid 19 the riverside museum is currently closed. An environment agency diving contractor will be carrying out a survey of the lock chamber. Directions for navigation and general information during this incident.
Blake s lock is a lock situated on the river kennet in reading berkshire england. One at the upstream end of the chamber and. 44 0118 939 9800.
New riverside museum at blake s lock tells the story of reading s two rivers kennet and thames. It is on the short reach of the river kennet which is administered as if it were part of the river thames and is hence owned and managed by the environment agency history. Blake s lock is unique because it is the only one that while controlled by the environment agency is not on the river thames.
Riverside museum at blake s lock.