Marsh Lock on the River Thames
There are records of a lock here from the early 1400s. It was a flash lock right up until 1773, with two mills, one on each side of the river. On the Berkshire bank were two corn mills, and on the Oxford side was a corn and paper mill.
Back in the 17th and 18th centuries, the lock saw a wide range of goods being carried to and from London in heavy barges. Produce such as wool, timber, grain and malt all made their way through Marsh Lock.
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Because the lock is unusually situated on the opposite side of the river to the towpath, a long wooden bridge was built from the Oxfordshire bank to the lock island below the weir, and then back again to the riverbank above the weir. This feature is unique on the River Thames.
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