Penton Hook Lock

My parents Mrs Katharine "Kay" McLaglen a jazz pianist, and her husband Clifford McLaglen, a retired Actor and soldier of two world wars, in his 70's, lived in "Lock Ahoy" on the south side of the river at the top of the weir at Penton Hook Lock; Laleham Reach; Staines. I saw the Edwardian Summer house still standing in the late 2010, but wonder if it was swept away by the floods. I had stayed there with my little girl of eight months in 1967 to 68 and loved the river and all the goings on in the summer. We had a huge picture window so it was like watching television. Does anyone know what happened to "Lock Ahoy"? Cynthia Allen McLaglen

 
Thames Side, Staines-upon-Thames, Spelthorne, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
 
Penton Hook Lock is a minor waterways place on the River Thames (below Oxford) between Runnymede Motorway Bridge (Alongside is the Lutyens bridge carrying the A30 Staines By-pass) (2 miles and 5 furlongs to the northwest) and Thames - Wey Junction (Junction of the River Thames and the River Wey. Weybridge town centre nearby) (3 miles and 7¾ furlongs and 2 locks to the southeast).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Runnymede Motorway Bridge is Penton Hook Lock Weirs Entrance (Channel leading to the three Weirs); ¾ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Thames - Wey Junction is Penton Hook Lock Weir Exit (Channel leading to the Weir and the Penton Hook Marina and Yacht club); ¾ furlongs away.

Mooring here is unrated

Facilities: rubbish disposal and water (cans only).

Places of interest within 1 mile and to which this is the nearest place: Natwest Bank cashpoints (ATM machines) (4½ furlongs away)

This is a lock with a rise of 4f0.

Church Island2 miles
Staines Bridge1 mile, 6¾ furlongs
Thames - Colne Junction1 mile, 6 furlongs
Staines Railway Bridge1 mile, 4¼ furlongs
Penton Hook Lock Weirs Entrance¾ furlongs
Penton Hook Lock
Penton Hook Lock Weir Exit¾ furlongs
Intake Channel to the Queen Mary Reservoir2¼ furlongs
Chertsey Bridge (Motorway)1 mile, 5½ furlongs
Chertsey Lock Weir Entrance1 mile, 6¼ furlongs
Chertsey Lock1 mile, 7¼ furlongs
 
More water arriving, moored above Penton Hook Lock
Copyright: Michael Askin
Taken: 4 October 2004

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Nearest water point

Chertsey Lock — 1 mile, 7¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Thames Lock No 16 — 4 miles, 2 furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Thames Lock No 16
Pyrford Lock No 12 — 8 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Pyrford Lock No 12
Molesey Lock — 9 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Molesey Lock
Arthur's Bridge — 11 miles, 5½ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Woodham Junction, then on the Basingstoke Canal to Arthur's Bridge
Boveney Lock — 11 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Cartbridge Wharf — 12 miles, 5 furlongs and 11 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Cartbridge Wharf
Teddington Lock Weir Exit — 13 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Stoke Lock No 5 — 16 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 14 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Stoke Lock No 5
Guildford Waterside Centre — 17 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 15 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Guildford Waterside Centre
Cookham Lock — 18 miles, 3½ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Dapdune Wharf — 18 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 15 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Dapdune Wharf
Brentford Visitor Moorings — 19 miles, 7½ furlongs and 10 locks away
Travel to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (tidal section) to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Brentford Visitor Moorings
Canal Centre Swing Bridge — 19 miles, 7½ furlongs and 35 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Woodham Junction, then on the Basingstoke Canal to Canal Centre Swing Bridge

Nearest rubbish disposal

The nearest rubbish disposal is here. Others are at:
Bell Weir Lock — 2 miles, 6½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Shepperton Lock — 3 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Pyrford Lock No 12 — 8 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Pyrford Lock No 12
Molesey Lock — 9 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Molesey Lock
Arthur's Bridge — 11 miles, 5½ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Woodham Junction, then on the Basingstoke Canal to Arthur's Bridge
Boveney Lock — 11 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Teddington Lock Weir Exit — 13 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Bray Lock — 14 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Guildford Waterside Centre — 17 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 15 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Guildford Waterside Centre
Dapdune Wharf — 18 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 15 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Dapdune Wharf
Brentford Visitor Moorings — 19 miles, 7½ furlongs and 10 locks away
Travel to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (tidal section) to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Brentford Visitor Moorings
Canal Centre Swing Bridge — 19 miles, 7½ furlongs and 35 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Woodham Junction, then on the Basingstoke Canal to Canal Centre Swing Bridge

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Shepperton Lock — 3 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Pyrford Lock No 12 — 8 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Pyrford Lock No 12
Molesey Lock — 9 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Molesey Lock
Arthur's Bridge — 11 miles, 5½ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Woodham Junction, then on the Basingstoke Canal to Arthur's Bridge
Boveney Lock — 11 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Guildford Waterside Centre — 17 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 15 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Guildford Waterside Centre
Brentford Visitor Moorings — 19 miles, 7½ furlongs and 10 locks away
Travel to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (tidal section) to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Brentford Visitor Moorings
Canal Centre Swing Bridge — 19 miles, 7½ furlongs and 35 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Woodham Junction, then on the Basingstoke Canal to Canal Centre Swing Bridge

Nearest place to turn

Five Ways Junction — 4 miles, ¾ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Five Ways Junction
Coxes Railway Bridge — 5 miles, 3½ furlongs and 5 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Coxes Railway Bridge
Old Windsor Lock Weir Exit — 5 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Woodham Junction — 6 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Woodham Junction
Paxton Gardens Winding Hole — 8 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Woodham Junction, then on the Basingstoke Canal to Paxton Gardens Winding Hole
Thames - Jubilee Junction (Windsor) — 8 miles, 6½ furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Romney Lock Weir Exit — 9 miles, 2 furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Romney Lock Weir Entrance — 9 miles, 7½ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Newark Lock Weir Exit No 2 — 10 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 9 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Newark Lock Weir Exit No 2
Newark Lock Weir Exit No 1 — 10 miles, 3½ furlongs and 9 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Newark Lock Weir Exit No 1
Newark Lock Weir Entrance — 10 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 10 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Newark Lock Weir Entrance
Papercourt Lock Weir Exit — 11 miles, ¾ furlongs and 10 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Papercourt Lock Weir Exit
Arthurs Bridge Winding Hole — 11 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Woodham Junction, then on the Basingstoke Canal to Arthurs Bridge Winding Hole
Racecourse Yacht Basin Entrance — 12 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Worsfold Flood Gates Weir Entrance — 12 miles, 7½ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Worsfold Flood Gates Weir Entrance
Worsfold Winding Hole — 13 miles, ½ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Worsfold Winding Hole
Triggs Lock Weir Exit — 13 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Triggs Lock Weir Exit
Blackhorse Road Winding Hole — 13 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 18 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Woodham Junction, then on the Basingstoke Canal to Blackhorse Road Winding Hole
Hermitage Bridge — 13 miles, 6½ furlongs and 18 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Woodham Junction, then on the Basingstoke Canal to Hermitage Bridge
Connaught Crescent Winding Hole — 15 miles, 1 furlong and 21 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Woodham Junction, then on the Basingstoke Canal to Connaught Crescent Winding Hole

Nearest self-operated pump-out

Molesey Lock — 9 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Molesey Lock
Boveney Lock — 11 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Brentford Visitor Moorings — 19 miles, 7½ furlongs and 10 locks away
Travel to D'Oyly Carte Island Footbridge, then on the River Thames (Desborough Cut) to Thames Meadow, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (tidal section) to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Brentford Visitor Moorings
Canal Centre Swing Bridge — 19 miles, 7½ furlongs and 35 locks away
Travel to Thames - Wey Junction, then on the River Wey Navigation to Woodham Junction, then on the Basingstoke Canal to Canal Centre Swing Bridge

No information

CanalPlan has no information on any of the following facilities within range:
boatyard pump-out
 

Wikipedia has a page about Penton Hook Lock

Penton Hook Lock is the sixth lowest lock of forty four on the non-tidal reaches of the River Thames in England. It faces an island which was until its construction a pronounced meander (a hook) and is on the site of its seasonal cutoff. It is against the left bank marking the church parish medieval border of Laleham and Staines upon Thames in Surrey for many centuries. Until 1965 their county was Middlesex. At 266 ft (81 m) it is the third longest lock on the river.

A bend 900 m upstream of the lock, Silver Sands, hosts Staines Regatta in the sport of rowing annually. On the opposite bank in Thorpe is Penton Hook Marina which occupies lakes once land used for gravel extraction.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Penton Hook Lock
[Penton Hook Island] [Chertsey Lock] [Thames Path] [Penton Hook Marina] [Staines Bridge] [Staines Amateur Regatta] [Locks and weirs on the River Thames] [Abbey River] [Hollyhock Island]
Information retrieved Friday 12 October 2018 at 11:58