Sandford Lock is a great place to start and end walks around Oxford. A very peaceful location, it has a pub nearby, the King’s Arms.
This is a very important Thames crossing – and the only one for miles around Oxford. You never have to wait long to cross on foot and seats are provided if you need to wait and want to watch he boats or feed the ducks.
What's the History of Sandford Lock?
Sandford Lock is home to one of the first three pound locks built on the Thames in 1630. It was built in stone and rebuilt in 1795 and 1836. Since then, there have been numerous modifications and updates to the lock, and very little remains of its original design.
It is the deepest non-tidal lock on the Thames. The old lock can still be seen in the grass alongside the existing lock.
How do you Visit Sandford Lock?
Salters Steamers scheduled public trips stop here. You can embark or disembark without pre-booking. Daily in season from 25th May to 8th September.
Telephone: +44 (0)3708 506 506
Postcode: OX4 4YD