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River Lee

Description of River Lee: The River runs over 27 miles from Hertford to Limehouse Basin, where it joins the Thames. There are a number of tributaries and connecting waterways.

History of River Lee: Promoted under Acts of 1424, 1430, 1571, 1739, 1767,1779, 1805 and 1850.
For more details see the History page.

Subordinate Waterways of River Lee

Carthagena Lock, River Lee

Related Articles of River Lee

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Related videos of River Lee

  • The Lee & Stort Navigation , Released in 2001, 57 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

Related photographs of River Lee

Related External Web Sites of River Lee

  • IWA London Region The site of the Inland Waterways Association London Region.
  • London Canals A site with a focus on the capital city's waterways.
  • River Lee - Our River About the River Lee. Designed especially for young people and their teachers.
  • Rammey Marsh Cruising Club Established in 1970 on the River Lee south of Waltham Abbey
  • London's Inland Waterways A towpath and cruising guide.
  • River Lee Cruises Lady of Lee Valley operates Charter Cruises on the River Lee.
  • Lee Valley Boat Centre Offer short breaks or weekly holidays aboard 2 - 12 berth narrow and wide beam self-drive and day boats from their base in North East London.
  • The Canal Boat Project Operate a fleet of four accessible boats - 2 dayboats - Dawn Treader and Stort Daybreak and 2 holiday boats - Stort Challenger and Red Watch, fitted to meet the needs of people with a wide range of disabilities.

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of River Lee: Length 84 foot, beam 16 foot. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

River Lee: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Hertford Town Mill Bridge

Head of navigation

0

0

N

TL329130

166

Hertford Lock No 1

0.8

1

N

TL333134

166

Balance Engine House

For pumping water from the Lee into the New River

1.3

1

N

TL337138

166

Ware Lock No 2

Intake for New River Water

1.3

2

N

TL351142

166

Ware Town Bridge

2.9

2

N

TL359141

166

Hardmead Lock No 3

3.8

3

N

TL359133

166

Stanstead Lock No 4

4.8

4

N

TL380121

166

Stanstead Abbots Bridge

Village on east bank.

5.1

4

N

TL382117

166

Rye House Bridge

6.6

4

N

TL386097

166

River Stort Junction

Junction with River Stort

7.1

4

N

TL390092

166

Fieldes Lock No 5

7.3

5

N

TL390091

166

Dobb's Weir Lock No 6

8

6

N

TL383077

166

Carthagena Lock No 7

8.8

7

N

TL380068

166

Broxborne Bridge

Broxborne half a mile north-west.

9.3

7

N

TL373067

166

Aqueduct Lock No 8

10.8

8

N

TL372044

166

Cheshunt Lock No 9

11.8

9

N

TL371031

166

Waltham Common Lock No 10

12.8

10

N

TL370018

166

Waltham Town Lock No 11

A121 Road Bridge to Waltham Cross (West) and Waltham Abbey (East)

13.8

11

N

TL375005

166

Ramney Marsh Lock No 12

14

12

N

TQ375995

177

Enfield Lock No 13

BWB Enfield Yard

14.8

13

N

TQ371983

166

Ponder's End Lock No 14

A110 Road Bridge

16.8

14

N

TQ363954

177

Pickett's Lock No 15

17.8

15

N

TQ362937

177

Bleak Hall Bridge

A406 Road Bridge

18.8

15

N

TQ357922

177

Stonebridge Lock No 16

20

16

N

TQ351905

177

Tottenham Lock No 17

20.8

17

N

TQ347895

177

Springhill High Bridge

21.9

17

N

TQ346877

177

Lee Bridge

A104 Road Bridge

23

17

N

TQ356866

177

Pond Lane Flood Gates No 18

23.3

18

N

TQ356865

177

Hertford Union Canal Junction

Junction with Hertford Union Canal (Grand Union) Grand Union; Hertford Union Canal Junction

24.9

18

N

TQ373844

177

Old Ford Locks No 19

Junction with the Old River Lee through Old Ford Tide Gates.

25

19

N

TQ373839

177

Bow Bridge (A11)

Junction with St Thomas's Creek

25.8

19

N

TQ378831

177

Bow Creek Junction

Junction with River Lee - Bow Creek Toll Office

26.3

19

N

TQ383823

177

Bromley Stop Lock No 20

27.1

20

N

TQ372814

177

Britannia Stop Lock No 21

27.5

21

N

TQ366810

177

Limehouse Basin

Junction with Grand Union Regents Canal Junction with Regents Canal in former Regents Canal Dock

27.6

21

N

TQ364809

177

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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