Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Pike Lock, Eastington

Pike Lock, Eastington
Pike Lock, Eastington. View towards Stroud
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This lock has been partly restored by the Cotswold Canals Trust.

This was an original lock of the Stroudwater, designed to cater for Severn trows and was about 16 foot wide and 68 feet long. The lock had a rise of 7 feet 5 inches.

It was the middle lock of the five in the Eastington flight, built in 1777, and has also been known as Turnpike Lock and the name was simply shortened. The chamber is lined in brick, with stone capping and stone quoins to the ends and the gate recesses.

Pike Lock, Eastington
Pike Lock and Bridge, view towards Saul
Pike Lock, Eastington
Pike Lock stop planks & upper gate recesses
Pike Lock, Eastington
Pike Lock top gate recesses
Pike Lock, Eastington
Pike Lock with Blunder Lock in distance

Pike Lock Spill Weir

Pike Lock, Eastington
Pike Lock Spill Weir

Before Partial Restoration

Pike Lock, Eastington
Pike Lock in 1986, view towards Stroud