Southcote Lock damage extensive

Published: Wednesday, 11 August 2021

THE damage to Southcote Lock (104) on the Kennet & Avon has proven extensive.

This was the lock that a boat had its bow stuck in the gate, it breaking the gate from its mounting as it lifted with the rising water, Keith Gudgin reports.

Lock drained

The dam has been successful it holding back the water to allow the contractors to drain the lock and fully examine the damage.

This has shown to be extensive, meaning the damaged area will have to be dismantled before repair work can start. There is no information regarding the boat that caused the damage.