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Padworth Lock

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Padworth Lock is one of the many locks rebuilt from scratch during the restoration of this canal.

Padworth Lock is a lock on the Kennet and Avon Canal, at Aldermaston Wharf in the civil parish of Padworth in the English county of Berkshire.

Padworth Lock was built between 1718 and 1723 under the supervision of the engineer John Hore of Newbury, and was originally a turf-sided lock. The lock has a rise/fall of 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m).,[1] and was totally rebuilt as a brick lock between 1982 and 1984. The canal is administered by the Canal & River Trust.


  1. Pearson, Michael (2003). Kennet & Avon Middle Thames:Pearson's Canal Companion. Rugby: Central Waterways Supplies. ISBN 0-907864-97-X. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png

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Other articles of the topics United Kingdom AND Transport : Potter's Lock, Wiltshire, Oakhill Down Lock, Dreweatt's Lock, Midgham Lock, Bull's Lock, Guyer's Lock, Colthrop Lock

Other articles of the topic United Kingdom : United Kingdom, Krabi International School, Cadley Lock, Hamstead Lock, Great Britain, Mildred Hubble, Towney Lock

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  • Locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal
Next lock upstream River Kennet / Kennet and Avon Canal Next lock downstream
Aldermaston Lock Padworth Lock
Grid reference: SU606672
Towney Lock

Coordinates: 51°24′02″N 1°07′49″W / 51.40060°N 1.13026°W / 51.40060; -1.13026

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