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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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  • August 18, 2017
    Ok! This is a place that many people come to see the workings of the locks and the passing of boats of all shapes and sizes.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    This is a working lock and is quite pretty. It is set in the lovely surrounding countryside that has lovely walks.  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Pleasant walk along canal, very pretty but not much else around vicinity. We walked up to the village to the pub but nothing else to warrant a lengthy stay.  more »
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  • Lovely place to visit. Very picturesque in a out of the way location. No nearby parking. Can by easily access on foot or cycle
  • A wonderful waterside location. Great for a walk solo, with friends or family
  • Okay section of the River, worth a visit if you like watching boats travel up and down the river.
  • Very peaceful and traditional with great local knowledge delivered by the lady in the little hut
  • Nice picturesque setting, a nice place to be on a sunny day.

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