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|
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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.
- Warborough Luxury Bed and Breakfast (Bed and Breakfast)
1195 to the west.
- Benson Marina (Place to EatDrink)
330 to the north.
- RAF Benson (Military Base)
1393 to the east.
- The Three Horseshoes Pub & Kitchen (Restaurant, Bar, Pub)
567 to the northeast.