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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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  • We walked from Iffley Lock into Oxford along the towpath while staying nearby. After watching a few boats go through we crossed the lock. A great level walk - no need for a car. We were overtaken regu...  more »
  • We enjoyed our walks along the Thames and Iffley. Iffley is a nice vilage and the lock was an excellent place to visit.  more »
  • Good place for feeding ducks or just watching the world go by. In easy walking distance of the Isis Farmhouse and numerous places in Iffley Village and Rose Hill. A handy stopping off point if you pla...  more »
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