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Bottisham Lock /Clayhithe /Baits Bite Lock /Jesus Lock /The Mill Pond /

manual, v-doors both ends

3.0m (9ft 10in) Minimum depth:
1.4m (4ft 7in)
Headroom (footbridge):
3.1m (10ft 2in)
30.5m (100ft)

Jesus Lock is closed to powered vessels during the summer months (1st April to 30th September inclusive) as the river along the Backs is narrow and heavily used by punts.

Pump out facilities are provided by the City Council. They are situated just below Jesus Lock, close to 48 hour visitors’ mooring, and can be accessed with a standard Environment Agency key.

Image of Jesus Lock, Cambridge

You can find Jesus Lock situated off Jesus Green in Cambridge via Chesterton Road/Victoria Avenue. There you can watch many river events or take a river trip on one of the many pleasure boats for hire. The Riverboat Georgina is one such Boat custom built for the River Cam and available for hire. (Please note that The Conservators of the River Cam don't endorse any of these activities and are not responsible for boat trips or punts hired anywhere along the Cam). To see when new events are scheduled visit our Events Page.

The former lock-keeper's house is owned by the Conservators and rented out to tenants.
The River Bailiff is sometimes in attendance at Jesus Lock.



The navigation authority for the River Cam since 1702.