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River Lark (Great Ouse)

Description of River Lark (Great Ouse): A tributary of the Great Ouse, originally navigable for 24.5 miles from Bury St Edmunds but now only navigable from Judes Ferry, 10 miles.

History of River Lark (Great Ouse): Promoted by Acts of 1700 and 1817
For more details see the History page.

Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the River Great Ouse

Subordinate Waterways of River Lark (Great Ouse)

Navigation Authority of River Lark (Great Ouse) : Environment Agency Recreation and Navigation, Region: Anglia Region, Kingfisher House, Goldhay Way, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough PE2 5ZR: Telephone 01733 371811 : Fax 01733 231840 :

The River Lark near Prickwillow

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of River Lark (Great Ouse): Length 88 foot, beam 14 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

River Lark (Great Ouse): Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Northgate Dock

Bury St Edmunds

0

0

U

0

Tollgate Lock No 1

Tollgate Bridge, A134 Thetford Road.

0.6

1

U

0

Bury St Edmunds Staunch No 2

Babwell Clough or Canal Staunch

0.9

2

U

0

Fornham Staunch No 3

Mill Farm Staunch

1.6

3

U

0

Fornham Park Lock No 4

Fornham Park Road Bridge

1.9

4

U

0

Causeway Bridge

Fornham All Saints on B1106

2

4

U

0

Ducksluice Farm Lock No 5

Ducks Lock

2.6

5

U

0

Hengrave Bridge

Hengrave to Culford Road

3.1

5

U

0

Hengrave Lock No 6

Grange Farm Lock

3.4

6

U

0

Chimney Lock No 7

Rebuilt after World War 2 but no gates have been fitted.

3.9

7

U

0

Flempton Lock No 8

West Stow Lock and road bridge

4.5

8

U

0

Boyton Staunch No 9

West Stow Staunch

4.8

9

U

0

Fulling Mill Lock No 10

West Stow Heath Lock

5.3

10

U

0

Lackfor Staunch No 11

Fulling Staunch

5.5

11

U

0

Cherry Ground Lock No 12

Lackford

6.1

12

U

0

Mill Heath Upper Staunch No 13

Cavenham

6.8

13

U

0

Mill Heath Lower Staunch No 14

6.9

14

U

0

Farthing Bridge

Cavenham to Icklingham road

7.8

14

U

0

Icklingham Lock No 15

Icklingham Mill Bridge

8

15

U

0

Temple Bridge Staunch No 16

8.8

16

U

0

Jack Tree Staunch No 17

9

17

U

0

Tuddenham Mill Stream

10.5

17

U

0

Cutt-Off Channel Junction

10.6

17

U

0

Barton Mills Lock No 18

Barton Mills New Bridge (A11)

11

18

U

TL726738

154

Hall Staunch No 19

Jeffries Halt Staunch

11.4

19

U

0

Mildenhall Gas Works Lock No 20

Old Lock

12.1

20

U

0

Mildenhall Turf Lock

12.3

21

U

0

Mildenhall West Upper Staunch

Site of staunch

12.9

21

U

0

Mildenhall West Lower Staunch

Site of former staunch

13

21

D

0

Kings Staunch No 24

Cow Gravel Staunch

13.6

22

D

0

West Row Bridge

14.5

22

N

TL677748

143

Freckenham Gravel Staunch No 25

West Row or New Staunch

15

23

N

0

Isleham Lock No 26

16.5

24

N

0

Prickwillow Bridge

B1382 Ely road

22.5

24

N

TL597824

143

Railway bridge

Norwich to Ely Line

22.8

24

N

TL596828

143

Great Ouse Junction

Junction with Old West River (Great Ouse) Ely to Littleport road bridge

24.6

24

N

TL572844

143

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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