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Iffley Lock, Oxford

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Iffley Lock is a lock on the River Thames in England near the village of Iffley, Oxfordshire. It is on the southern outskirts of Oxford. The original lock was built by the Oxford-Burcot Commission in 1631 and the Thames Navigation Commission replaced this in 1793. The lock has a set of rollers to allow punts and rowing boats to be moved between the water levels.
In addition the lock and weir streams there is stream further to the east which used to be the Mill Stream.
The weir is downstream of the lock, where the weir stream is joined by the mill stream.
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  • What a pretty lock, so nice to see the lock-keeper enjoying tending the gardens. We approached via the river, wish we'd had time to walk alongside.  more »
  • Great place to take a walk too or from central Oxford. We like to start from Iffley Village (a charming "island" in the sea that is Oxford) and walk down and along the canal.  more »
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