Bromley Stop Lock facts for kids
The remains of the Bromley Stop Lock, can be seen amongst the weeds in the bank beyond the 'floating' towpath.
Old Ford Lock
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Stop locks were initially installed where there was a change of canal ownership to prevent the loss of water from one canal to another. Bow Locks were originally tidal, i.e. not a falling lock. They would be opened at high tide to fill the Limehouse Cut and to maintain navigation in the River Lee Navigation. This lock could be closed should anything go wrong with the process to maintain the level of the Cut, at the level in Limehouse Basin.
Today, the lock is redundant and very little of it remains. One gate at the lower end of the lock is visible within a patch of weeds behind the modern floating tow-path.
Pedestrian and cycle access via the towpath which forms part of the Lea Valley Walk
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