This is Springfield Lock the first lock and one of the smallest on the Chelmer & Blackwater navigation canal.

Coal was transported by barge through the Chelmer and Black water navigation up to the UK's first inland gas works which was in Chelmsford.

To the left is the Lockside Marina development (finished around 2004) featuring a new marina with a 12 boat capacity and luxury waterside apartments.

The bridge in the left of the photo lifts up allowing boats in and out of the marina.

Lock Springfield Basin Chelmsford