This lock was one of the original designed by the William Gooding, the chief engineer of the I and M canal. It was constructed in 1845-1848. Its length was 110 feet. Its width was 18 feet. Its walls were originally sandstone. It had timber gates. Its lift was 8.3 feet. It a few hundred feet west of Lock 9.
In 1865, its walls were partially rebuilt in timber. In 1877-78, its wall were reconstructed with ashlar limestone. The lock was in operation until the 1930’s.
The CCC rebuilt the walls with concrete a few years later. There are no longer wooden gates. There is currently no water in the lock.