Boveney Lock is near Windsor and Eton. It lies on the River Thames, 5.1 km (3.2 mi) downstream from Bray Lock and 3.75 km (2.33 mi) upstream from Romney Lock.
A dispute over an unpaid toll in 1375 is thought to be the first mention of a lock at this location. After yeras of planning and re-planning in the 18th and 19th cebtury, a timber lock was finally built at the present location in 1838. The lock you see today was built in 1898, and the weir was rebuilt in about 1913.
Beyond the lock
A short distance upstream of Boveney you will find the 13th century chapel of St Mary Magdalene, which was built from chalk rubble and has a wood-clad bell tower housing three bells. Windsor Racecourse, Eton College and Dorney Rowing Lake are also nearby.