Boston Grand Sluice Lock No 3

Grand Sluice, Boston PE21 9JH, United Kingdom
 
Boston Grand Sluice Lock No 3 is a major waterways place at the junction of the River Witham (Lincoln to Boston) with the River Witham (Boston to the Wash).
 
Anton's Gowt Junction (Junction of Witham Navigable Drains with River Witham. 2 mooring pontoons, upstream for lock users (max stay 2 hours), downstream 48 hour visitor mooring.) is on the River Witham (Lincoln to Boston), 2 miles and 3¼ furlongs to the northwest. River Witham - Black Sluice Navigation Junction (Junction of the River Witham with the Black Sluice Navigation) is on the River Witham (Boston to the Wash), 1 mile and ¾ furlongs to the south.
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Anton's Gowt Junction is Boston Grand Sluice Railway Bridge; ¼ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of River Witham - Black Sluice Navigation Junction is Fydell Street Bridge; a few yards away.

Mooring here is unrated

Facilities: chemical toilet disposal.

There is a bridge here which takes a pipe over the canal.

This is a lock, the rise of which is not known.

 

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Opening Times

Opening times notice: River Witham, Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open

TIDAL LOCK OPERATION IN THE EAST MIDLANDS

Two of our tidal locks (Cromwell and Torksey) have the same core hours, which are: 7:00am to 9:00pm in Summer (the earlier of Good Friday or 1st April to 30th September) and 8:00am to 4:00pm in Winter.

Cromwell will operate at all times within these core hours in summer and for 6 hours in winter except at weekends when it will be operated for 8 hours.  

Torksey will operate with the tides and shift patterns will be arranged accordingly to suit these, within the core hours. Typical shifts will be 6 hours in winter and 8 hours in summer. Occasionally we will operate Torksey slightly before 8am or slightly after 4pm in winter if there is a suitable tide and this will be recognised in shift patterns.

Any passage required outside of these hours should be booked at least 5 working days in advance through the office at Newark (0303 040 4040) and is subject to staff availability.

During winter Boston is managed by a booking system, and we ask for 5 working days’ notice, to allow for us to arrange for a lock keeper to be on site and is subject to availability.  Bookings can be arranged by ringing 0303 040 4040 and asking for the Newark Admin Team.  During the Summer, Boston Lock will operate for a maximum of 5 hours on any day, as passage is limited to specific windows of opportunity.  The actual hours of operation each day will be designed to maximise the opportunity to use the lock.

In an emergency, the out of hours call out number 0800 47 999 47 is available.

Actual shift patterns are published at the locks and on the notices section of our website.

Thursday the 1st of November, 2018 to Friday the 1st of November, 2019
Information sent Tuesday the 23rd of October, 2018

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Nearest water point

Boston C&RT Moorings — 1½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On the River Witham (Lincoln to Boston) in the direction of High Bridge Lincoln (the Glory Hole)

Nearest rubbish disposal

Boston C&RT Moorings — 1½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On the River Witham (Lincoln to Boston) in the direction of High Bridge Lincoln (the Glory Hole)

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

The nearest chemical toilet disposal is here. Others are at:

Nearest place to turn

Anton's Gowt Junction — 2 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On the River Witham (Lincoln to Boston) in the direction of High Bridge Lincoln (the Glory Hole)
Bettinson's Bridge — 8 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Anton's Gowt Junction, then on the Witham Navigable Drains (Frith Bank Drain) to Newham Drain - Frith Bank Drain Junction, then on the Witham Navigable Drains (Newham Drain) to Newham Drain - Howbridge Drain - West Fen Drain Junction, then on the Witham Navigable Drains (Howbridge Drain) to Bettinson's Bridge
Chapel Hill Junction — 9 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On the River Witham (Lincoln to Boston) in the direction of High Bridge Lincoln (the Glory Hole)
Belle Isle Marina — 10 miles, 7 furlongs and 1 lock away
On the River Witham (Lincoln to Boston) in the direction of High Bridge Lincoln (the Glory Hole)
Winding Hole below Clay Bank Road Bridge — 12 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Chapel Hill Junction, then on the River Witham (Sleaford Navigation(Kyme Eau)-navigable section) to Winding Hole below Clay Bank Road Bridge
Donington High Bridge — 13 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to River Witham - Black Sluice Navigation Junction, then on the River Witham (Black Sluice Navigation) to Donington High Bridge
Cobblers Lock Winding Hole — 16 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Chapel Hill Junction, then on the River Witham (Sleaford Navigation(Kyme Eau)-navigable section) to Cobblers Lock Winding Hole
Black Sluice Navigation - Dowsby Fen Junction — 17 miles, 4½ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to River Witham - Black Sluice Navigation Junction, then on the River Witham (Black Sluice Navigation) to Black Sluice Navigation - Dowsby Fen Junction

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self-operated pump-out
boatyard pump-out
 

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