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Ponders End Lock
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Ponders End Lock
Waterway River Lee Navigation
County London Borough of Enfield
Greater London
Maintained by British Waterways
Operation Mechanical/manual
Length 95 feet (29.0 m)
Width 19 feet 6 inches (5.9 m)
Fall 7 feet 4 inches (2.2 m)
Distance to
Bow Creek
12 miles (19.3 km)
Distance to
Hertford Castle Weir
16 miles (25.7 km)
Coordinates 51°38′31″N 0°01′48″W / 51.641995°N 0.030019°W / 51.641995; -0.030019Coordinates: 51°38′31″N 0°01′48″W / 51.641995°N 0.030019°W / 51.641995; -0.030019

Ponders End Lock (No 14) is a paired lock on the River Lee Navigation in England and is located near Ponders End, London. It is the last lock upstream that is large enough to take barges of up to 130 tons.


The lock was fully mechanised and duplicated in 1959, and was the first major work in a £864.000 British Waterways project to improve the Navigation. Work was completed in twelve months.

Access to the lock

The lock is located in Wharf Road close to the crossing of the Lea Valley Road A110 and is near Ponders End railway station. Pedestrian and cycle access by the Lea Valley Walk


Angling is allowed on the River Lee Navigation upstream and downstream of Ponders End Lock.

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