Pyrford Lock
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Hard Oiler
N 51° 19.327 W 000° 29.370
30U E 674926 N 5688639
Quick Description: Built in 1653, Pyrford Lock on the Wey Navigation is one of oldest still operating locks in existence.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/17/2006 9:13:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMAP1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member rescue557
Views: 63

Long Description:

The 15.5 mile Wey Navigation, connecting the Thames at Weybridge to Guildford, was opened in 1653. Built at a cost of £16,000 ($30,000) it was constructed by a workforce of 200 men known as navigators or navvies. Over 9 miles had to be cut and 12 locks were constructed.

The lock is still operational and can handle boats up to 71'6" long, 14' beam, 7' height and 3' draft.

Now owned and managed by the National Trust. A very pleasant pub at the lock makes a great place to stop by after a visit.

Waterway Name: Wey Navigation

Connected Points:
Links the River Thames at Weybridge to Guildford, Surrey.


Type: Lock

Date Opened: 01/01/1653

Elevation Difference (meters): 1.00

Site Status: Operational

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

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