Westfield is the first in a flight of five locks near the village of Eastington when heading towards Stroud.
The lock, which is adjacent to Westfield Bridge, was infilled in around 1970 when the M5 motorway was constructed. This marks the eastern end of the 'Missing Mile', which is the length of canal that was lost at that time.
In the autumn of 2022, CCT volunteers started excavating the lock as part of the Phase 1B, or 'Cotswold Canals Connected' restoration programme.
In due course this lock will be renamed John Robinson Lock, after the former landowner.
The lock and bridge is the furthest point that walkers can travel alongside the canal heading west without taking a diversion along the Thames & Severn Way, until such time as the canal is reinstated.
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