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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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  • nice little lock great for a riverside walk or to feed the ducks and watch the boats or the lock operating isis pub nearby  more »
  • Beautiful part of the river is very typical we often spent in Kayak and are worth much very easy to open and quick fill
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  • Picturesque Iffley Lock, with keeper's house and towpath, was the northern point on the stretch of Thames known as the Isis from our southern start at Folly Bridge on a cruise by Oxford River Cruises....  more »
  • What a beautiful place. I went there after a spell of rain so the river was full and flowing fast. It’s so peaceful there. Lovely for a walk to watch the geese, ducks and swans. It’s also easy to walk into the beautiful little village and admire the stone houses and lovely old church. There are plenty of benches and also three tables with seats by the weir. Stunning.
  • I went there in a sunny day on bank holiday. Its a really nice place for families. Watching the process of boats going through the canal was good.
  • Love taking the kids here, lovely walk, friendly staff are always happy to help.
  • A pleasant and excellent place for outings, picnic, walk, a pint in the river bank pub, and much more. My favourite. One can also cycle to Oxford city centre on one side and to Abingdon on the other. For some the lock in operation can be exciting too. I take most of our guests there for an outing.
  • Lovely place to visit. Very picturesque in a out of the way location. No nearby parking. Can by easily access on foot or cycle. Picinc tables and a nearby pub with a tree shaded beer garden if it gets to hot. Great locations to just sit and check out the passing boats.
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