Sulhamstead Lock

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Sulhamstead Lock is a lock on the River Kennet at Sulhamstead in the English county of Berkshire.

Sulhamstead 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 the Canal & River Trust and known as the Kennet Navigation. It has a rise/fall of 4 ft 1 in (1.25 m).[1]

The lock was rebuilt in 1966 by a collaboration involving staff from British Waterways and volunteer labour.[2]


  1. ^ Pearson, Michael (2003). Kennet & Avon Middle Thames:Pearson's Canal Companion. Rugby: Central Waterways Supplies. ISBN 0-907864-97-X. 
  2. ^ "Kennet & Avon Canal". Inland Waterways Association. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 

See also[edit]

Next lock upstream River Kennet / Kennet and Avon Canal Next lock downstream
Tyle Mill Lock Sulhamstead Lock
Grid reference: SU637698
Sheffield Lock

Coordinates: 51°25′25″N 1°05′07″W / 51.42364°N 1.08524°W / 51.42364; -1.08524