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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 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..... 
  • Located about a kilometre walk from Redbridge Park & Ride assuming you need to find easy parking, the lock on the River Thames is an often missed sight for tourists to Oxford. The alternative and poss...  more »
  • As live-aboard boaters we obviously see many locks. Iffley is well maintained, pretty and the lock keeper is friendly and knowledgeable and moorings are good. A lovely place to visit either by boat or...  more »