County Lock No 106

A329, Reading, South Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
 
County Lock No 106 is a minor waterways place on the River Kennet between High Bridge Reading (Jurisdiction for the River Kennet changes between the Canal & River Trust and the Environment Agency here.) (2½ furlongs to the northeast) and Burghfield Bridge No 14 (Burghfield) (3 miles and 1½ furlongs and 2 locks to the west).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of High Bridge Reading is Bridge Street Bridge No 2; ¾ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Burghfield Bridge No 14 is Winding Hole above County Lock; ¼ furlongs away.

Mooring here is unrated

This is a lock with a rise of 1′2″.

 

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Nearest water point

The nearest water point is here. Others are at:
Shiplake Lock — 5 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth), then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Shiplake Lock
Winding Hole below Tyle Mill Lock — 7 miles, ¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
C&RT Services below Tyle Mill Lock — 7 miles, ½ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Aldermaston Lock No 95 — 9 miles, 3 furlongs and 10 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Cleeve Lock — 13 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth), then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Cleeve Lock
Hurley Lock — 15 miles, 5½ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth), then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Hurley Lock
Ham Manor Marina — 17 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 19 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm

Nearest rubbish disposal

Shiplake Lock — 5 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth), then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Shiplake Lock
Mapledurham Lock — 6 miles, 4 furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth), then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Mapledurham Lock
Winding Hole below Tyle Mill Lock — 7 miles, ¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
C&RT Services below Tyle Mill Lock — 7 miles, ½ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Marsh Lock — 8 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth), then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Marsh Lock
Aldermaston Lock No 95 — 9 miles, 3 furlongs and 10 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Hambleden Lock — 12 miles, ½ furlongs and 5 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth), then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Hambleden Lock
Goring Lock — 12 miles, 5½ furlongs and 5 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth), then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Goring Lock
Hurley Lock — 15 miles, 5½ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth), then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Hurley Lock
Ham Manor Marina — 17 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 19 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Marlow Lock — 18 miles, ¾ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth), then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Marlow Lock

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Shiplake Lock — 5 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth), then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Shiplake Lock
Mapledurham Lock — 6 miles, 4 furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth), then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Mapledurham Lock
Aldermaston Lock No 95 — 9 miles, 3 furlongs and 10 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Hurley Lock — 15 miles, 5½ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth), then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Hurley Lock
Ham Manor Marina — 17 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 19 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm

Nearest place to turn

Winding Hole above County Lock — ¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Western End of Reading Jail Loop — 4¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Western End of Reading Jail Loop
Eastern End of Reading Jail Loop — 6½ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Eastern End of Reading Jail Loop
Blakes Lock Weir Exit — 1 mile and 2 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Blakes Lock Weir Exit
Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth) — 1 mile, 1½ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth)
Fobney Lock Weir Exit — 1 mile, 4¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Winding Hole above Fobney Lock — 1 mile, 4¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Caversham Lock Weir Exit — 1 mile, 7½ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth), then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Caversham Lock Weir Exit
Fobney Lock Weir Entrance — 2 miles, ¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Southcote Lock Weir Exit — 2 miles, 2½ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Castle Bridge, Bristol — 2 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Fry's Island Entrance — 2 miles, 4½ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth), then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Fry's Island Entrance
Sonning Lock Weir Entrance — 2 miles, 7 furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth), then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Sonning Lock Weir Entrance
Burghfield Island Entrance No 1 — 2 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Burghfield Island Entrance No 2 — 3 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Sonning Lock Weir Exit — 3 miles, 2½ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth), then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Sonning Lock Weir Exit
Burghfield Lock Weir Exit — 3 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Burghfield Mill Winding Hole — 4 miles, ¼ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Winding Hole below Garston Lock — 4 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Sheffield Lock Weir Entrance — 5 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm

Nearest self-operated pump-out

Mapledurham Lock — 6 miles, 4 furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Thames (River Kennet) to Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth), then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Mapledurham Lock

No information

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boatyard pump-out
 

Wikipedia has a page about County Lock

County Lock is a lock on the River Kennet in Reading town centre in the English county of Berkshire. It is now administered by the Canal & River Trust as part of the Kennet and Avon Canal. Downstream from the lock is Brewery Gut, a particularly fast flowing, narrow and dangerous stretch of the river.

County Lock has the lowest rise of the locks on the Kennet, as boats only rise or fall about 30 cm (1 foot) in the lock. The main stream of the Kennet flows down the weir on the far side of the lock, while another arm of the Kennet disappears under the Bridge Street Roundabout.

The first County Lock was built between 1718 and 1723, during the navigation works undertaken under the supervision of the engineer John Hore of Newbury in order to create the Kennet Navigation between Reading and Newbury. Initially the lock was located on the north side of the river, adjacent to Bear Wharf, but it was relocated to its current location on the south bank as part of the Reading waterworks improvement scheme of 1876.

The land on both sides of the river adjacent to County Lock was formerly part of the site of Simonds' Brewery. Brewery Gut takes its name from the brewery. In the days of horse haulage, this stretch of river had no towpath, and a long tow line had to be sent down-river on a specially designed float. To add to the difficulty, at its narrowest the gut is only 25 feet (7.6 m) wide, causing strong currents. Boats cannot safely pass due to the tortuous and narrow route, and there have been instances in the past of boats colliding and sinking. Today passage through the gut is controlled by traffic lights.

Simonds' Brewery closed in the late 1970s, and most of the brewery buildings have been demolished. Around the lock itself they have been replaced by a mixture of apartments and offices, although the brewery's old stable building, which overlooks the lock, has been preserved and is now occupied by a Loch Fyne restaurant. The part of the brewery that enveloped Brewery Gut has been replaced by The Oracle shopping centre, and boats can be seen navigating through the middle of the Riverside Level of that complex, lined on both sides by restaurants and pubs.

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Information retrieved Thursday 9 May 2019 at 2:26
Family Style Restaurant
  • Giraffe
    Riverside, The Oracle, Reading, Reading, RG1 2AG — 284 yards to the northeast.
Buffet Restaurant
Publisher
  • Yell (Website)
    Reading — 946 yards to the northeast.
Asian Fusion Restaurant
  • Coconut Bar Kitchen (Cocktail Bar)
    62-63 St Mary's Butts, Reading, RG1 2LG — 484 yards to the north.
Pizza Place
Dance & Night Club
  • Skint Mondays (Bar)
    9 Gun Street, Reading, RG1 7SB — 336 yards to the north.
Park
  • Forbury Gardens (Arts & Entertainment, Tour Agency)
    Between the Forbury and the Forbury Rd, Reading, RG1 1 — 849 yards to the northeast.
  • King's Meadow (Landmark & Historical Place, Travel & Transportation)
    Napier Rd, Reading, RG1 8 — 1437 yards to the northeast.
Sports & Recreation
  • Reading Play (Child Care Service, Public & Government Service)
    Reading, RG1 2LU — 201 yards to the north.
Community College
Brazilian Restaurant
  • Las Iguanas Reading (Tapas Bar & Restaurant, Mexican Restaurant)
    Riverside, The Oracle Unit 17, Reading, RG1 2AG — 300 yards to the northeast.
Shopping & Retail
Bar
  • SUB89 : Reading (Dance & Night Club)
    Reading — 675 yards to the north.
  • Purple Turtle (Live Music Venue)
    9 Gun Street, Reading, RG1 2JR — 335 yards to the north.
Religious Organization
MusicianBand
Brewery
  • The Three Guineas (Pub)
    Station Approach, Reading, RG1 1LY — 933 yards to the north.
Train Station
  • Reading railway station (Transit Stop)
    Station Approach, Reading, RG1 1LZ — 958 yards to the north.
  • Reading West railway station (Railroad Company, Transit Stop)
    Oxford Rd, Reading — 1368 yards to the west.
  • Reading station (Transit Stop, Landmark & Historical Place)
    Station Approach, Reading, RG1 8 — 959 yards to the north.
Entrepreneur
City
Photographer
Internet Marketing Service
  • Yell Business (Marketing Agency, Web Designer)
    Reading — 959 yards to the northeast.
Landmark & Historical Place
Event
Restaurant
  • Zizzi's
    20 The Riverside The Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading — 248 yards to the northeast.
American Restaurant
Street
Local Business
Steakhouse
Hospital
Performance Art Theatre
  • Hexagon
    Queens Walk, Reading, RG1 7UA — 457 yards to the northwest.
Arts & Entertainment
  • The Hope Tap
    99 Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1EP — 633 yards to the north.
History Museum
Neighborhood
  • Katesgrove (City, Geo Entity)
    Katesgrove, RG1 2 — 969 yards to the southeast.
  • Coley Park
    52 Wensley Road, Reading, RG1 6 — 1225 yards to the southwest.
Cocktail Bar
  • Slug & Lettuce Reading (Restaurant, Wine Bar)
    Riverside Level The Oracle Centre Unit R12, Reading, RG1 2 — 344 yards to the northeast.
Hotel
Playground
Dance School
  • Kizomba Fusion (Event, Women's Clothing Store, Beauty Salon)
    59 Lorne St, Reading, RG1 7YW — 1109 yards to the west.
Religious Center
  • Reading Abbey (Landmark & Historical Place)
    Abbot's Walk, Reading, RG1 3 — 902 yards to the northeast.
Band
  • Transients (MusicianBand)
    Reading — 673 yards to the southeast.
Movie Theater
  • Vue
    Mill Lane, Reading, RG1 2AG — 444 yards to the northeast.
Community
Shopping Mall
  • The Oracle (Shopping District)
    The Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading, RG1 2AG — 360 yards to the northeast.
Information retrieved Saturday 4 May 2019 at 11:48