Locks On The River Thames - List of Locks and Weirs

List of Locks and Weirs

The list of locks, weirs and ferries is given in upstream to downstream order, from source to sea. Most of the older flash locks have disappeared and there are only three ferries still operating (Weybridge, Hampton and Hammerton's). Nearly all of the older weirs and most of the current ones once had associated mills, fifteen of which are mentioned in the Domesday book, but very few of these survive. A few weirs had bucks for catching eels.

Lock Date Recorded date of flash lock Fall Distance to next lock up Earlier weirs in this reach Ferries
St John's Lock 1790 1775 0.85 m (2.8 ft)
Buscot Lock 1790 1.69 m (5.5 ft) 1.85 km (1.15 mi)
Grafton Lock 1896 1762 (Day's/Lower Hart) 1.11 m (3.6 ft) 5.37 km (3.34 mi) Farmer's, Harts
Radcot Lock 1892 1746 (Beck's, Clare's or Buck's) 1.48 m (4.9 ft) 2.98 km (1.85 mi) Old Eye
Rushey Lock 1790 1.82 m (6.0 ft) 4.23 km (2.63 mi) Old Nan's Rushey
Shifford Lock 1898 1762 2.23 m (7.3 ft) 6.92 km (4.30 mi) Tadpole (Kent), Thames, Ten foot, Shifford Upper, Duxford Duxford
Northmoor Lock 1.24 m (4.1 ft) 7.63 km (4.74 mi) Limbre's Ridge's (Hart's)
Pinkhill Lock 1791 Pre-1791 1.05 m (3.4 ft) 6.21 km (3.86 mi) Ridge's (Langley), Ark, Skinner's Bablock Hythe
Eynsham Lock 1791 0.84 m (2.8 ft) 2.38 km (1.48 mi)
King's Lock 1890? 1541 0.77 m (2.5 ft) 4.37 km (2.72 mi) Clay
Godstow Lock 1790 1.57 m (5.2 ft) 1.81 km (1.12 mi)
Osney Lock 1790 1227 1.89 m (6.2 ft) 3.87 km (2.40 mi) Medley (Binsey)
Iffley Lock by 1632 1585 0.81 m (2.7 ft) 3.73 km (2.32 mi) Folly Iffley
Sandford Lock 1632 (enlarged 1793) 2.69 m (8.8 ft) 2.7 km (1.7 mi)
Abingdon Lock 1790 1316 1.89 m (6.2 ft) 7.38 km (4.59 mi) Nuneham Thrupp
Culham Lock 1638 (moved 1809) 1580 2.41 m (7.9 ft) 4.15 km (2.58 mi) Culham old (1638 on Swift ditch), Swift
Clifton Lock 1812 1.03 m (3.4 ft) 4.52 km (2.81 mi) Culham
Day's Lock 1789 1580 1.58 m (5.2 ft) 4.8 km (3.0 mi) Dorchester, Clifton
Benson Lock 1788 1746 1.87 m (6.1 ft) 6.37 km (3.96 mi) Shillingford, Keen Edge
Cleeve Lock 1787 1580 0.89 m (2.9 ft) 10.46 km (6.50 mi) Pollington's, Chalmore Lock, Moulsford (lock) Leather Bottle, South Stoke, Littlestoke, Chalmore, Benson
Goring Lock 1787 1538 1.77 m (5.8 ft) 1 km (0.62 mi) Streatley
Whitchurch Lock 1787 1580 1.01 m (3.3 ft) 6.55 km (4.07 mi) Hart's lock Gatehampton
Mapledurham Lock 1777 1300 2.05 m (6.7 ft) 3.67 km (2.28 mi)
Caversham Lock 1778 1493 1.44 m (4.7 ft) 7.08 km (4.40 mi) Chawsey Purley (2)
Sonning Lock 1773 1580 1.63 m (5.3 ft) 4.23 km (2.63 mi) Breach's
Shiplake Lock 1773 1746 1.55 m (5.1 ft) 4.68 km (2.91 mi) Wargrave, Bolney
Marsh Lock 1773 1580 1.33 m (4.4 ft) 4.8 km (3.0 mi) Beggar's Hole (Bolney), Lashbrook, Wargrave
Hambleden Lock 1773 1338 1.44 m (4.7 ft) 4.59 km (2.85 mi) Aston
Hurley Lock 1773 1580 1.05 m (3.4 ft) 5.89 km (3.66 mi) Mednam Medmenham
Temple Lock 1773 1580 1.23 m (4.0 ft) 1.03 km (0.64 mi) Temple
Marlow Lock 1773 1585 2.16 m (7.1 ft) 3.13 km (1.94 mi)
Cookham Lock 1830 1.3 m (4.3 ft) 6.44 km (4.00 mi) Cookham Upper, Spade Oak
Boulter's Lock 1772 (moved 1828) 1580 2.39 m (7.8 ft) 3.35 km (2.08 mi) My Lady, Hedsor
Bray Lock 1845 1328 1.46 m (4.8 ft) 3.43 km (2.13 mi)
Boveney Lock 1838 1375 1.47 m (4.8 ft) 5.1 km (3.2 mi) Boveney
Romney Lock 1797 2.01 m (6.6 ft) 3.75 km (2.33 mi) Gill's bucks Windsor
Old Windsor Lock 1822 1300 1.74 m (5.7 ft) 4.83 km (3.00 mi) Datchet
Bell Weir Lock 1817 1300 1.82 m (6.0 ft) 4.94 km (3.07 mi) Magna Carta Island
Penton Hook Lock 1815 1.22 m (4.0 ft) 4.33 km (2.69 mi) Savory's Tims', Egham
Chertsey Lock 1813 1.22 m (4.0 ft) 3.13 km (1.94 mi) Laleham
Shepperton Lock 1813 2.03 m (6.7 ft) 3.32 km (2.06 mi)
Sunbury Lock 1812 1623 1.87 m (6.1 ft) 4.75 km (2.95 mi) Ballinger's Shepperton Church, Weybridge
Molesey Lock 1815 1.87 m (6.1 ft) 4.79 km (2.98 mi) Hampton
Teddington Lock 1811 2.68 m (8.8 ft) 7.74 km (4.81 mi) Kingston Surbiton, Ravens Ait, Thames Ditton
Richmond Lock 1894 2 m (6.6 ft) 4.9 km (3.0 mi) Hammerton's, Twickenham

Additionally, Blake's Lock is located on a reach of the River Kennet that is administered by the Environment Agency as part of the River Thames, and is often counted as a Thames Lock. It is the only manual Thames lock below Oxford.

The tide flows as far as Teddington Lock: the weir at Richmond Lock is only used at low tide, to maintain the water level above it.

Chalmore Lock (1838) was removed in 1883.

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