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Aqueduct Lock
Aqueduct Lock.JPG
Looking south, the lock and the lock-keeper's cottage
Waterway River Lee Navigation
County Hertfordshire
Maintained by British Waterways
Operation Manual
Length 85 feet (25.9 m)
Width 16 feet (4.9 m)
Fall 5 feet 6 inches (1.7 m)
Distance to
Bow Creek
15.5 miles (24.9 km)
Distance to
Hertford Castle Weir
10.8 miles (17.4 km)
Coordinates 51°43′19″N 0°00′51″W / 51.721937°N 0.014299°W / 51.721937; -0.014299

Aqueduct Lock (No8) is a lock on the River Lee Navigation close to Turnford.


The lock is located in the River Lee Country Park and is adjacent to the Old River Lea and the 180-acre (0.73 km2) Holyfield Lake which incorporates part of the River Lee Flood Relief Channel

The aqueduct above the lock carries the Small River Lea under the Navigation, which flows from the nearby Old River Lea.

The Aqueduct
The aqueduct

Public access

Vehicular access at Wharf Road, Wormley car park.

Pedestrian and cycles via the towpath which forms part of the Lea Valley Walk.

Public transport

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