The english river thames is navigable from cricklade for small boats or lechlade for larger boats to the sea and this part of the river falls 71 meters 234 feet. There are 45 locks on the river each with one or more adjacent weirs.
1 69 m 5 5 ft 5 37 km 3 34 mi grafton lock.
River thames locks. The river thames t ɛ m z temz known alternatively in parts as the river isis is a river that flows through southern england including london at 215 miles 346 km it is the longest river entirely in england and the second longest in the united kingdom after the river severn. You can find more detail on our river thames restrictions and closures page. Day s lock near dorchester and abingdon lock will be shut to boaters on the river thames between november 2 and march 19.
England berkshire goring on thames visitors sat on riverbank in sunshine watching boat leave river thames locks id. At day s lock work will include replacing lock gates and refurbishing. There are 45 locks on the non tidal river thames.
At the locks where we are able to provide assisted passage we expect to be able to offer either basic service or. The first proper locks appeared in the 1630s. Thames locks abingdon lock bell weir lock benson lock blake s lock boulters lock boveney lock bray lock buscot lock caversham lock chertsey lock cleeves lock clifton lock cookham lock culham lock day s lock eynsham lock godstow lock goring lock grafton lock hambledon lock hurley lock iffley lock kings lock.
The stretch downstream of teddington locks is tidal and therefore does not require a licence. The first table gives the sizes in metres and the second table uses feet and inches. The following tables list the dimensions of the locks on the river thames.
0 85m 2 8 ft 1 85 km 1 15 mi buscot lock. Name distance to next lock fall. From the famous father thames statue and the site of the first pineapple grown in britain to a garden redesigned by the bbc s ground force.
View all locks and weirs on the river thames including suggestions for days out and fishing. Each one has its own individual history and unique personality. 1 11 m 3 6 ft 2 98 km 1 85 mi.
It flows through oxford where it is called the isis reading henley on thames and windsor. It is managed by the port of london authority. St john s lock.
Ptfa38 rm the upper reaches of the river thames near st john s lock and the cotswold town of lechlade on thames oxfordshire england uk.