Enfield Lock (lock)
The lock, cottages and toll office
|Waterway||River Lee Navigation|
|County||London Borough of Enfield|
|Maintained by||British Waterways|
|Length||84 feet (25.6 m)|
|Width||16 feet (4.9 m)|
|Fall||9 feet 7 inches (2.9 m)|
|Distance to |
|11.5 miles (18.5 km)|
|Distance to |
Hertford Castle Weir
|14.8 miles (23.8 km)|
Enfield Lock (No 13) is a lock on the River Lee Navigation, in the London Borough of Enfield. It gives its name to the surrounding area of Enfield Lock. The lock is situated close to the former Royal Small Arms Factory now known as Enfield Island Village. It is the first of the smaller locks upstream to Hertford which were built to allow barges up to a maximum 100 tons.
A lock on this site has been extant since 1725. The present day structure was re-built in 1922. At the lock are red brick cottages and a Lee Conservancy Board toll office of 1889. Below the lock, a water maintenance depot, with clock turret on the cruciform planned office building of 1907.
The lock is located adjacent to Ordnance Road.
Enfield Lock railway station is close by.
- Mills. A. D. Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names (2001) p76 ISBN 0-19-860957-4 Retrieved 21 October 2008
- Enfield Lock - a history Retrieved 26 August 2010
- Cherry,B & Pevsner, N,The Buildings of England London4: North p440 ISBN 0-14-071049-3 Retrieved 1 May 2008
- 491 bus timetable Retrieved 3 May 2008
- 121 bus timetable Retrieved 2 May 2008
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