Fobney Lock was built between 1718 and 1723 under the supervision of the engineer John Hore of Newbury, and this stretch of the river is now administered by Canal & River Trust and known as the Kennet Navigation. It has a rise/fall of 7 ft 8 in (2.24 m).
Fobney Island, adjacent to the lock, is a wetlands nature reserve.
- Pearson, Michael (2003). Kennet & Avon Middle Thames:Pearson's Canal Companion. Rugby: Central Waterways Supplies. ISBN 0-907864-97-X.
- "Fobney Island in Reading transformed in conservation project". BBC News Berkshire. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
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