Rammey Marsh Lock

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Rammey Marsh Lock
Rammey Marsh Lock.jpg
Rammey Marsh Lock looking north towards the M25 road bridge
Waterway River Lee Navigation
County London Borough of Enfield
Greater London
Maintained by British Waterways
Operation Manual
First built 1864
Length 85 feet (25.9 m)
Width 16 feet (4.9 m)
Fall 3 feet 3 inches (1 m)
Distance to
Bow Creek
12.3 miles (19.8 km)
Distance to
Hertford Castle Weir
14.0 miles (22.5 km)
Coordinates 51°40′41″N 0°00′43″W / 51.678184°N 0.012073°W / 51.678184; -0.012073Coordinates: 51°40′41″N 0°00′43″W / 51.678184°N 0.012073°W / 51.678184; -0.012073

Rammey Marsh Lock (No 12) is a lock on the River Lee Navigation at Enfield, London, England. The area adjacent to the lock is known as Rammey Marsh and close to the River Lee Flood Relief Channel.

Etymology[edit]

Rammey Marsh is marked thus on the Ordnance Survey map of 1887, named from Ramhey 1538, Rammey 1610, probably 'island (of dry ground in marsh) where rams are pastured', from Old English ramm and ēg.[1](p187)

History[edit]

The footbridge
Looking south towards the lock-keeper's house

The lock and the adjoining cut are of 1864. Across the lock tail, a reused cast- iron footbridge dated 1835.[2]

Public access[edit]

Vehicular access only from the north via Lea Valley Walk. Which can be accessed at Lea Road.

Pedestrian and cycle access via the towpath which forms part of the Lea Valley Walk.

Angling is allowed on the River Lee Navigation towpath downstream of Ramney Marsh Lock. Information from the River Lea Anglers Club.[3]

Public transport[edit]

Nearest station Enfield Lock or Waltham Cross

External links[edit]

Next lock upstream River Lee Navigation Next lock downstream
Waltham Town Lock
0.2 mile
Rammey Marsh Lock
Grid reference: TQ3742999635
Enfield Lock
0.8 mile

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mills, Anthony David Dictionary of London Place Names. Oxford University Press, 2001. ISBN 0-19-280106-6.
  2. ^ Cherry,B & Pevsner,N, The Buildings of England London 4: North (1998) p441 ISBN 0-14-071049-3
  3. ^ River Lea Anglers Club Retrieved 2 December 2014