Pickett's Lock (lock)
Looking south at the lock and the lock-keeper's cottage
|Waterway||River Lee Navigation|
|County||London Borough of Enfield|
|Maintained by||British Waterways|
|Length||95 feet (29 m)|
|Width||19 feet 6 inches (5.9 m)|
|Fall||6 feet 5 inches (2 m)|
|Distance to |
|10.5 miles (16.9 km)|
|Distance to |
Hertford Castle Weir
|17.5 miles (28.2 km)|
Pickett's Lock (No 15) is a lock on the River Lee Navigation in the London Borough of Enfield, England and is located near Edmonton, London. It gives its name to the surrounding area of Picketts Lock. In common with other locks as far as Ponder's End Lock it is large enough to take barges of up to 130 tons. However it has not been upgraded to power operation and so it must be manually operated. It has gate paddles but these do not have gate baffles to mitigate the rush of water into the lock.
Picketts Lock was marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1877, that is 'lock associated with the Picot or Pickett family'. Picketts feld (1669) located nearby is also named from this family, who take their surname from one Picot de Marisco ('of the marsh') recorded locally in the 13th century.
The original lock was rebuilt following the River Lea Water Act of 1855, enabling a second Edmonton lock to be closed.
Access to the lock
The lock can be reached from Montagu Road, Edmonton via Pickett's Lock Lane which is part of the Pymmes Brook Trail. It can also be reached from the Lea Valley Viaduct via Lea Park Way and the River Lee's towpath which forms part of the Lea Valley Walk and the National Cycle Route 1.
- Mills, A, D, Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names (2001) p178 ISBN 0-19-860957-4 Retrieved 19 October 2008
- Godfrey A. (notes to) Old Ordnance Survey Maps: London Sheet 2, Edmonton (Pickett's Lock) 1894 Alan Godfrey Maps, ISBN 0-85054-967-1
- River Lea Anglers Club Retrieved 2 December 2014
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