Old Windsor Lock
Left Bank Lock bank, tel: 01753 861822, length: 179', width: 24'2"
Upstream the Right bank channel is Old Windsor Weir stream. The weir is right at the top of the cut.
Old Windsor Weir for canoists.
1300: 100 shillings to repair the King’s Weir at Old Windsor.
1770: Suggestion of building a lock at “Top of Capps”
1776: A horse towpath at “Caps”, “to avoid the dangerous towing in the river there”.
1822: Old Windsor Pound Lock opened. There was at first no weir.
Old Windsor Locks, 1834, W Lacey, after William Tombleson
1836: Weir erected.
1868: Abolition of lock discussed.
1870: Weir extended and a tumbling bay built
1871: Lock cut bridge built (or rebuilt).
1880: Old Windsor lock, Henry Taunt -
Old Windsor lock, Henry Taunt, 1880
© Oxfordshire County Council Photographic Archive; HT02833
1885: Old Windsor Lock in The Royal River -
Old Windsor Lock, 1885
Pink ticket, 1888
1889: Old Windsor Lock rebuilt.
1910: Fred Thacker –
I had the excellent fortune of an object lesson in old-world river life: a tug and three barges with deals and paper held up at the bend at Old Windsor Gulls below the lock; through grounding on a shoal. In the ancient approved fashion one of the bargemen went up to the lock to ask for a flash and did not get it; though I noted high water above the lock when I passed up. The crews and their families seemed very cheerful; it was a rare day in June! I discovered the secret very quickly; the water was being held all up the river above Old Windsor for Ascot Sunday, the following day. Doubtless the old Commissioners frequently turn restlessly in their graves!
[Ascot Sunday was the great boating day at BOULTERS LOCK]
1955: Old Windsor Lock, Francis Frith -
Old Windsor Lock, Francis Frith