Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Springwell Lock

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51°37'29"-00°29'43" show decimal

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Page 17, N11

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Springwell Lock
Springwell Lane, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Springwell Lock is designated no 83 along the Grand Union Canal, which here runs through Colne Valley Park at the Rickmansworth Lakes.

How to get here:

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Road: M25 - Exit junction 17 (Maple Cross) and head east on the A412 to the next roundabout. Turn left towards Rickmansworth, and Springwell Lane will be on the right, just past the pumping station. The lock is about a mile along the road. Parking: car park by lock. +

 

Access: PublicStatus: recognisableSpringwell Lock

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Photograph taken: 4th June 2006 by Chuck Foster

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The Three Doctors (1)
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Filmed: 7 Nov 1972
Professor Tyler drives to the nature reserve.

 

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Photograph taken: 4th June 2006 by Chuck Foster

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The Three Doctors (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 7 Nov 1972
Professor Tyler drives to the nature reserve.

 

Where to walk to next?

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Springwell Lake (The Three Doctors). From the small footbridge cross onto the road through the gap in the hedge and then follow the road left. The area of lake used in the story is on the right, near an angler's area. (600 yards, 2m)

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Springwell Quarry (The Three Doctors, Earthshock, The Twin Dilemma, Delta and the Bannermen). Walk up to the bridge across the lock, crossing it to the other side. The entrance to the quarry is on the left. (200 yards, 1m)

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Summerfield Bungalow (The Three Doctors). Head north along Springwell Lane, and the site of the bungalow is just past the bridge. (0.3 miles, 4m)

Other nearby locations:

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Rickmansworth Road (A412) (The Hand of Fear). Road: Nead north on Springwell Lane until you reach the main road (A412); turn right and follow the road through Rickmansworth and onto Watford; the roundabout used in the story is just past Croxley Green station over the Cassio Bridge. Parking: side roads near to the roundabout.

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Denham Manor (The Five Doctors, The Three Doctors). Road (3.7 miles, 10m) : Head north along Springwell Lane; at the end, turn left onto the A412 and continue along it past the roundabout junction with the M25, heading towards Denham. When you reach Tilehouse Lane, turn right and follow it until it becomes a wider road, and Halings Lane will be on the right, after the wood. The Manor is at the end of tarmac-ed road. Parking: car park.

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Black Jack's Mill (Silver Nemesis). Road (2.6 miles, 9m) : Cross over the lock and follow Springwell Lane; this eventually becomes Hill End Road. At the end, turn right into Rickmansworth Road, heading towards Harefield, and at the centre roundabout, turn right onto Park Lane. Follow this to the canal, and the Coy Carp pub is on the left. Parking Coy Carp pub car park (patrons so buy a drink!)

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Shire Lane Quarry (The Savages): 1.54 miles.

Related Stories

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The Three Doctors [7-9 Nov 1972]: Professor Tyler travels to the nature reserve.

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