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Iffley Lock, Oxford

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4.8/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
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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  • A busy area for narrow boats, but its interesting watching them navigate the lock, lots of wildlife to observe and a nice place to take a stroll along the canal. 
  • Enjoyed a wonderful tour of the lock and surrounding area after an excellent boat trip from oxford. This is a must do by every tourist 
  • One of the better alks along the river at any time of year with the lock working most days . A joy to watch the boats go through the lock. 
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