Feildes Weir

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Main weir drop
Side drops
Flood channel

Feildes Weir is a weir on the River Lea located near Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire at the confluence of the River Lea and River Stort. The weir marks the start of the Lower Lee. A channel of the man-made River Lee Flood Relief Channel is incorporated into the weir.


The weir has had a complex history of changes to channel control and bypassing over the years. Control was originally exercised by a barrage of gates and sluices.

In 1976, a 29 metres (95 ft) wide thin-plate weir was installed, with three vertical-lift sluices controlling a parallel flood relief channel. Flows average about 4.4 m3/s discharge over the weir; higher flows enter the flood channel.[1]


Angling in the weir pool is controlled by the Ware Angling Club and the River Lea Angling Club.[2][3]





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Coordinates: 51°45′51″N 0°00′50″E / 51.764055°N 0.014001°E / 51.764055; 0.014001


  1. ^ 'The National River Flow Archive - Feildes Weir' Archived 30 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine accessed: 8 October 2007
  2. ^ "Rye House Bridge-Feildes Weir". Ware Angling Club. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  3. ^ "River Lea Anglers Club". River Lea Anglers Club. Retrieved 26 December 2016.