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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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  • 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 »
  • This is a working lock and is quite pretty. It is set in the lovely surrounding countryside that has lovely walks.  more »
  • 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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  • 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.
  • Very pretty location. Beautiful lock house. Could watch the boats go by all day
  • Very relaxed atmosphere and a pub very close that has a very big garden and sells wonderful coffee.
  • Great spot to stop and watch a few boats go by.

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