River Thames (above Oxford)

The River Thames (above Oxford) is a small river and is part of the River Thames. It runs for 30 miles and 4¼ furlongs through 11 locks from Osney Bridge (where it joins the River Thames (below Oxford)) to Thames - Thames and Severn Canal - Coln Junction (where it joins the River Thames (above Lechlade) and the Cotswold Canals (Thames and Severn Canal - Main section)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 109 feet long and 14 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

It has junctions with the River Thames (Sheepwash Channel) at Sheepwash Channel Junction and with the Oxford Canal (Duke's Cut) at Duke's Cut Junction.

The navigational authority for this waterway is Environment Agency

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Osney Bridge
Low Headroom (7f7).
Thames - Seacourt Stream Junction
Junction of the River Thames and the Seacourt Stream
¾ furlongs 0 locks
Sheepwash Channel Junction
Junction of the River Thames with the branch to the Oxford Canal
¾ furlongs 0 locks
Medley Footbridge 7 furlongs 0 locks
Bossoms Boat Yard 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Port Meadow 1 mile and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Godstow Lock Weir Exit No 2
Channel leading to the Weirs and possibly the Trout Inn (Wolvercote Mill Stream)
2 miles and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Godstow Lock 2 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Godstow Lock Weir Entrance No 1
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
2 miles and 3 furlongs 1 lock
Godstow Bridge 2 miles and 4 furlongs 1 lock
The Trout Inn PH (Wolvercote) 2 miles and 4 furlongs 1 lock
Godstow Lock Weir Entrance No 2
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
2 miles and 4¼ furlongs 1 lock
Thames Bridge 2 miles and 5½ furlongs 1 lock
King's Lock Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir
3 miles and 2¾ furlongs 1 lock
King's Lock 3 miles and 3 furlongs 1 lock
Duke's Cut Junction
Junction of the River Thames with Duke's Cut (access to the Oxford Canal)
3 miles and 4 furlongs 2 locks
Thames - Evenlode Junction
Junction of the River Thames and the River Evenlode
4 miles and 7½ furlongs 2 locks
Thames - Cassington Cut Junction
Junction of the River Thames and the Cassington Cut
5 miles and 3 furlongs 2 locks
Thames - Wharf Stream Junction
Junction of the River Thames and the Wharf Stream
5 miles and 7¾ furlongs 2 locks
Eynsham Lock Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
6 miles and 1¼ furlongs 2 locks
Eynsham Lock 6 miles and 2 furlongs 2 locks
Eynsham Lock Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir
6 miles and 2¼ furlongs 3 locks
Swinford Toll Bridge
One of the two remaining toll bridges that cross the Thames.
6 miles and 3 furlongs 3 locks
Oxford Cruisers Marina 7 miles and ¾ furlongs 3 locks
Pinkhill Lock Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir
7 miles and 3 furlongs 3 locks
Pinkhill Lock 7 miles and 3¾ furlongs 3 locks
Pinkhill Lock Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
7 miles and 4½ furlongs 4 locks
Bablock Hythe Ferry
The Ferry Inn
9 miles and 4¾ furlongs 4 locks
Moorings above Bablock Hythe Ferry 9 miles and 5½ furlongs 4 locks
Northmoor Lock Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir
11 miles and 1 furlong 4 locks
Northmoor Lock 11 miles and 1¼ furlongs 4 locks
Northmoor Lock Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
11 miles and 1½ furlongs 5 locks
Hart's Weir Footbridge 12 miles and 2¼ furlongs 5 locks
Newbridge (River Thames)
Rose Revived Inn on the north bank and The Maybush Restaurant on the south.
13 miles and 4 furlongs 5 locks
Thames - Windrush Junction
Junction of the River Thames and the River Windrush
13 miles and 4 furlongs 5 locks
Thames - Great Brook Junction
Junction of the River Thames and the Great Brook
15 miles and 6¼ furlongs 5 locks
Shifford Lock Weir Exits
Navigable to Duxford Ford
16 miles and 2 furlongs 5 locks
Shifford Lock 16 miles and 2½ furlongs 5 locks
Shifford Lock Weir Entrance No 1
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
16 miles and 3 furlongs 6 locks
Shifford Cut Footbridge
Footbridge over the Lock Cut above Shifford Lock
16 miles and 5¼ furlongs 6 locks
Shifford Lock Weir Entrance No 2
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
16 miles and 7½ furlongs 6 locks
Tenfoot Bridge 18 miles and ½ furlongs 6 locks
Tadpole Bridge 19 miles and 5¼ furlongs 6 locks
Rushey Lock Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir
20 miles and 3¾ furlongs 6 locks
Rushey Lock 20 miles and 4½ furlongs 6 locks
Rushey Lock Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
20 miles and 5½ furlongs 7 locks
Old Man's Bridge 22 miles and 3 furlongs 7 locks
Radcot Lock Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
22 miles and 4¼ furlongs 7 locks
Radcot Lock 22 miles and 4¾ furlongs 7 locks
Radcot Lock Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
22 miles and 5¾ furlongs 8 locks
Pidnell Bridge Arm 23 miles and 2¾ furlongs 8 locks
Radcot Bridge Backwater Exit 23 miles and 3½ furlongs 8 locks
The Swan Hotel PH (Radcot) 23 miles and 5 furlongs 8 locks
Canal Bridge (Radcot)
Radcot Bridge is strictly speaking, now on the backwater.
23 miles and 5¼ furlongs 8 locks
Radcot Bridge Backwater Entrance 23 miles and 6¼ furlongs 8 locks
Grafton Lock Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
24 miles and 6 furlongs 8 locks
Grafton Lock 24 miles and 6¼ furlongs 8 locks
Grafton Lock Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
24 miles and 7 furlongs 9 locks
Kelmscott
The village is a short walk from the moorings
26 miles and 1½ furlongs 9 locks
Eaton Footbridge
Footbridge near Eaton Hastings
26 miles and 6 furlongs 9 locks
Buscot Lock Weir Exit No 2
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
27 miles and 7 furlongs 9 locks
Buscot Lock Weir Exit No 1
Channel leading to the Weir
28 miles 9 locks
Buscot Lock 28 miles and ½ furlongs 9 locks
Buscot Lock Weir Entrance No 1
Channel leading to the Weir
28 miles and ¾ furlongs 10 locks
Buscot Lock Weir Entrance No 2
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
28 miles and 1 furlong 10 locks
Cotswold Boat Hire 28 miles and 1 furlong 10 locks
Buscot Church 28 miles and 1½ furlongs 10 locks
Bloomers Hole Footbridge 28 miles and 5¾ furlongs 10 locks
St. John's Lock Weir Exit No 2
Channel leading to the Weir. Most boats can wind at the weir end but it can be shallow.
28 miles and 6¾ furlongs 10 locks
Thames - Cole Junction No 2
The second junction of the R. Cole with the Thames
28 miles and 6¾ furlongs 10 locks
St. John's Bridge 28 miles and 7¾ furlongs 10 locks
St. John's Lock Weir Exit No 1
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
29 miles 10 locks
St. John's Lock 29 miles and ¼ furlongs 10 locks
St. John's Lock Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir - Access unadvisable (see photo text)
29 miles and ½ furlongs 11 locks
Lechlade Public Moorings 29 miles and 5 furlongs 11 locks
The New Inn Hotel
Limited mooring for patrons.
29 miles and 5¾ furlongs 11 locks
Ha'penny Bridge (Lechlade) 29 miles and 6 furlongs 11 locks
The Riverside PH
Also an EA 24-hour public mooring and wide enough for most boats to wind (with care due to the flow through the bridge).
29 miles and 6¼ furlongs 11 locks
Inglesham Footbridge 30 miles and 3¾ furlongs 11 locks
Thames - Thames and Severn Canal - Coln Junction
Junctions of the River Thames, Thames and Severn Canal and the River Coln (Inglesham)
30 miles and 4¼ furlongs 11 locks
 
 
 
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The River Thames (/tɛmz/ TEMZ) is a river that flows through southern England. It is the longest river entirely in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn. While it is best known for flowing through London, the river also flows alongside other towns and cities, including Oxford, Reading, Henley-on-Thames and Windsor.

The river gives its name to three informal areas: the Thames Valley, a region of England around the river between Oxford and west London; the Thames Gateway; and the greatly overlapping Thames Estuary around the tidal Thames to the east of London and including the waterway itself. Thames Valley Police is a formal body that takes its name from the river, covering three counties.

In an alternative name, derived from its long tidal reach up to Teddington Lock in south west London, the lower reaches of the river are called the Tideway. The section of the river running through Oxford is traditionally called the Isis.

The administrative powers of the Thames Conservancy have been taken on with modifications by the Environment Agency and, in respect of the Tideway part of the river, such powers are split between the agency and the Port of London Authority.

In non-administrative use, stemming directly from the river and its name are Thames Valley University, Thames Water, Thames Television productions, Thames & Hudson publishing, Thameslink (north-south railways passing through central London) and South Thames College. Historic entities include the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company.

Two broad canals link the river to other river basins: the Kennet and Avon Canal (Reading to Bath) and the Grand Union Canal (London to the Midlands). The Grand Union effectively bypassed the earlier, narrow and winding Oxford Canal which also remains open as a popular scenic recreational route. Three further cross-basin canals are disused but are in various stages of reconstruction: the Thames and Severn Canal (via Stroud), which operated until 1927 (to the west coast of England), the Wey and Arun Canal to Littlehampton, which operated until 1871 (to the south coast), and the Wilts and Berks Canal.

Rowing and sailing clubs are common along the Thames, which is navigable to such vessels. Kayaking and canoeing also take place. Major annual events include the Henley Royal Regatta and the Boat Race, while the Thames has been used during two Summer Olympic Games: 1908 (rowing);1948 (rowing and canoeing). Safe headwaters and reaches are a summer venue for organised swimming, which is prohibited on safety grounds in a stretch centred on Central London. Non-Olympic watersports with a lesser presence include skiffing and punting.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to River Thames
[Islands in the River Thames] [Hampton Ferry (River Thames)] [Henley Festival] [Wandsworth Bridge] [Teddington Lock Footbridges] [Livett's Launches] [Lechlade] [Caversham Lock] [Barnes Railway Bridge]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:33