Waltham Common Lock

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Waltham Common Lock
Waltham Common Lock.JPG
Downstream of the lock
Waterway River Lee Navigation
County Hertfordshire
Maintained by British Waterways
Operation Manual
Length 85 feet (25.9 m)
Width 16 feet (4.9 m)
Fall 4 feet 10 inches (1.5 m)
Distance to
Bow Creek
13.5 miles (21.7 km)
Distance to
Hertford Castle Weir
12.8 miles (20.6 km)
Coordinates 51°41′55″N 0°01′07″W / 51.698596°N 0.018561°W / 51.698596; -0.018561Coordinates: 51°41′55″N 0°01′07″W / 51.698596°N 0.018561°W / 51.698596; -0.018561

Waltham Common Lock (No 10) is a lock on the River Lee Navigation at Waltham Cross. The lock is located in the River Lee Country Park which is part of the Lee Valley Park and stands close to the Showground site now known as the Broxbourne White Water Canoe Centre - venue of the 2012 Olympics canoeing event.[1] At the tail of the lock is the Powdermill Cut dug in 1806 to connect the Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills directly to the then-new Navigation.[2]

The Powdermill Cut

Public access[edit]

Car parking is available at Windmill Lane, Cheshunt. Pedestrian and cycle access is via the towpath that forms part of the Lea Valley Walk. The area is served by Cheshunt railway station.


External links[edit]

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Cheshunt Lock
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Waltham Common Lock
Grid reference: TL3691901892
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