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Carthagena Lock
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Below the lock
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 (1.5 m)
Distance to
Bow Creek
17.5 miles (28.2 km)
Distance to
Hertford Castle Weir
8.8 miles (14.2 km)
Coordinates 51°44′37″N 0°00′08″W / 51.743566°N 0.002108°W / 51.743566; -0.002108

Carthagena Lock (No7) is a lock on the River Lee Navigation at Broxbourne


Directly behind the lock is Carthagena Weir part of a fishery which also includes two lakes and a section of the Old River Lea.

To the east of the lock is the Nazeing Mead complex of lakes which incorporate part of the River Lee Flood Relief Channel.

Public access

Vehicular access via B194 Nazeing New Road

Pedestrian and cycle access via the towpath which forms part of the Lea Valley Walk

Public transport

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