Cheshunt Lock

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Cheshunt Lock
Cheshunt Lock.JPG
Waterway River Lee Navigation
County Hertfordshire
Maintained by British Waterways
Operation Manual
Length 85 feet (25.9 m)
Width 16 feet (4.9 m)
Fall 5 feet 1 inch (1.5 m)
Distance to
Bow Creek
14.5 miles (23.3 km)
Distance to
Hertford Castle Weir
11.8 miles (19.0 km)
Coordinates 51°42′36″N 0°01′01″W / 51.710046°N 0.016882°W / 51.710046; -0.016882Coordinates: 51°42′36″N 0°01′01″W / 51.710046°N 0.016882°W / 51.710046; -0.016882

Cheshunt Lock (No 9) is a lock on the River Lee Navigation at Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.


The lock is located in the River Lee Country Park which is a part of the Lee Valley Park. The Seventy Acres Lake to the east is an important site for the bittern. [1] To the west is North Met Pit another former gravel pit which is popular with anglers and naturalists. [2]

Public access[edit]

Pedestrian and cycle access by the towpath which is part of the Lea Valley Walk.

Public transport[edit]

Cheshunt railway station

Next lock upstream River Lee Navigation Next lock downstream
Aqueduct Lock
1.0 mile
Cheshunt Lock
Grid reference: TL3700003169
Waltham Common Lock
1.0 mile


  1. ^ Bittern information Archived 20 March 2006 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 16 May 2008
  2. ^ North Met Pit Retrieved 16 May 2008

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