Facilities: water (cans only).
This is a lock with a rise of 6f2.
|Thames - Thame Junction||2 miles, 7¾ furlongs|
|Shillingford Bridge Hotel||1 mile, 3¾ furlongs|
|Shillingford Bridge||1 mile, 3½ furlongs|
|Benson Hire Boats Yard||2¼ furlongs|
|Benson Lock Weir Entrance||1 furlong|
|Benson Lock Weir Exit||1 furlong|
|Wallingford Bridge||1 mile, 2¼ furlongs|
|Winterbrook Bridge||2 miles, 1¼ furlongs|
|Moulsford Railway Bridge||4 miles, 3¾ furlongs|
|The Beetle and Wedge Hotel||5 miles, 1 furlong|
- Waterfront Cafe (Restaurant)
350 yards to the north.
- McDonalds Benson (Fast Food Restaurant)
748 yards to the north.
- The Village Plaice Takeaway (Food & Restaurant)
840 yards to the northeast.
- Benson Library Oxfordshire (Library)
640 yards to the northeast.
- The Three Horseshoes Pub & Kitchen (Pub)
631 yards to the northeast.
- Chapel Lane Hair & Beauty (Spa, Beauty & Personal Care)
801 yards to the northeast.
- Hair and Beauty Works Benson (Spa, Beauty & Personal Care)
850 yards to the northeast.
Wikipedia has a page about Benson Lock
Benson Lock is a lock on the River Thames in England, close to Benson, Oxfordshire but on the opposite bank of the river. The first pound lock here was built by the Thames Navigation Commission in 1788 and it was replaced by the present masonry lock in 1870. The distance between Benson Lock and Cleeve Lock downstream is 6.5 miles (10.4 km) - the longest distance between locks on the River Thames.
The weir runs from the lock island level with the lock across to the Benson side. There is a footbridge over the weir which replaced the ferry which operated here previously.
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