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Upper Avon

Description of Upper Avon: Runs from Stratford to Evesham where it joins the Lower Avon.

History of Upper Avon: Before the restoration of navigation the last barge is said to have navigated this part of the river in 1873.
For more details see the History page.

Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the River Avon (Warwick)

Navigation Authority: : Avon Navigation Trust, Mill Wharf, Mill Lane, Wyre Piddle, Pershore, Worcestershire WR10 2JF: Telephone 01386 552517 : Fax 01386 556881 : Email office@avonnavigationtrust.org :

Junction of the Stratford upon Avon Canal and Avon

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Upper Avon: Lock sizes vary but the maximum size of craft navigating the river is length 70 foot, beam 12 foot 6 inches. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Upper Avon: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Stratford Bridge

Junctions with Higher Avon Navigation and Stratford upon Avon Canal Stratford-on-Avon Canal junction

0

0

N

SP205547

151

Stratford Lock

0.5

1

N

SP202542

151

Weir Brake Lock

0.6

2

N

SP198535

151

Luddington Lock

3.3

3

N

SP166523

151

Binton Bridge

5.1

3

N

SP144530

151

W A Cadbury Lock

Previously Welford Lock

6.3

4

N

SP143520

151

Pilgrim Lock

Previously Grange Lock. Now named after the Pilgrim Trust.

8

5

N

SP118515

150

E & H Billington Lock

Previously Barton Lock

8.9

6

N

SP107513

150

Bidford Bridge

Bidford-upon-Avon

9.5

6

N

SP099517

150

I. W. A. Lock

Previously Marlcliffe Lock

10.8

7

N

SP088506

150

Robert Aickman Lock

Previously Harvington Lock

13.6

8

N

SP066477

150

George Billington Lock

Previously Offenham Lock. Now named after a man whose donation enabled volunteers to build the lock. He died of an incurable disease within a week of the locks opening.

14.3

9

N

SP064471

150

Offenham

16

9

N

SP049457

150

Evesham

Junction with Lower Avon Navigation Above Evesham Lock and the junction with the Lower Avon Navigation.

18.3

9

N

SP041438

150

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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