Waltham Common Lock

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Waltham Common Lock
Waltham Common Lock.JPG
Downstream of the lock
Waterway River Lee Navigation
County Hertfordshire
Essex
Maintained by British Waterways
Length 85 feet (25.9 m)
Width 16 feet (4.9 m)
Fall 4 feet 10 inches (1.5 m)
Distance to
Bow Creek
13.5 miles (21.7 km)
Distance to
Hertford Castle Weir
12.8 miles (20.6 km)
Geographic data
Coordinates 51°41′55″N 0°01′07″W / 51.698596°N 0.018561°W / 51.698596; -0.018561Coordinates: 51°41′55″N 0°01′07″W / 51.698596°N 0.018561°W / 51.698596; -0.018561

Waltham Common Lock (No 10) is a lock on the River Lee Navigation at Waltham Cross. The lock is located in the River Lee Country Park which is part of the Lee Valley Park and stands close to the Showground site now known as the Broxbourne White Water Canoe Centre - venue of the 2012 Olympics canoeing event. [1] At the tail of the lock is the Powdermill Cut dug in 1806 to connect the Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills directly to the then new Navigation.[2]

The Powdermill Cut

Public access[edit]

Car parking at Windmill Lane, Cheshunt.

Pedestrian and cycle access via the towpath that forms part of the Lea Valley Walk.

Public transport[edit]

Cheshunt railway station

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olympic canoe site moved to Waltham lock Retrieved May 15, 2008
  2. ^ Royal Gunpowdermills canal system Retrieved May 15, 2008

External links[edit]


Next lock upstream River Lee Navigation Next lock downstream
Cheshunt Lock
1.0 mile
Waltham Common Lock
Grid reference: TL3691901892
Waltham Town Lock
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