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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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  • Along to towpath, watching the boats, listening to the birds.. a perfect english summer evening venture  more »
  • Often walk my dogs along the Isis sometimes calling into the nearby pub . The lock is well maintained with great flower beds and is an ideal crossing point for the circular walk I do  more »
  • We have spent many evenings at Iffley lock, watching boats glide by. Earnest rowers, party goers it's a busy place. Yet, we have eaten peaceful picnics by the river and dreamed.....  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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