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Trying to identify this pub and lock.

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Hi. I am trying to identify this area. I have googled about 46 locks in the Oxfordshire area as I thought it was in that area, but it doesn't appear to be any of those. Can anyone help?

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Cowley, GU

Pub (behind the lock house) is the Malt Shovel

Edited by Neil TNC

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49 minutes ago, Kitscot said:

Hi. I am trying to identify this area. I have googled about 46 locks in the Oxfordshire area as I thought it was in that area, but it doesn't appear to be any of those. Can anyone help?

 

Welcome to the forum - with devotion like that you'll fit ion well round here! 

 

48 minutes ago, Neil TNC said:

Cowley, GU

Pub (behind the lock house) is the Malt Shovel

Agreed

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As the above are telling you.

If you peer carefully you might make out it's a wide lock, so can't be on The Oxford.

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17 hours ago, Neil TNC said:

Cowley, GU

Pub (behind the lock house) is the Malt Shovel

One of my regulars in the 1960's, when it was just "the Shovel". They changed the name to the Malt Shovel quite recently, but it was recorded as "The Malt Shovel" in the 1851 and 1871 censuses

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However, there was an episode of either Morse or Midsummer Murders (cant remember which), where the action was on the Oxford, and one of the characters went through a hedge and was on the canal side at Uxbridge, a mile or so above the lock in the picture.

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52 minutes ago, matty40s said:

However, there was an episode of either Morse or Midsummer Murders (cant remember which), where the action was on the Oxford, and one of the characters went through a hedge and was on the canal side at Uxbridge, a mile or so above the lock in the picture.

 

IIRC this was Midsummer Murders and they made up the buildings at Black Jacks Lock to be a pub.

 

Have also seen part of an episode of Endeavour where the garden of the Coy Carp at Harefield represented a Thames side pub. But then they also had a murder scene in one episode supposedly at a Thames lock which was filmed on the GU.

 

Saw a posting on Facebook last week where the poster said that he came across a new episode of Endeavour being filmed canalside

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Shovel was our local when at university.

after graduation unemployment and phd lead to boat purchase.

rest is history.

havent been back since 1987 was too busy then......

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Thank you everyone for your quick relies and comments. Funny coincidence in regard to someone mentioning Morse but the reason for my original question is because I am writing a book on the Lewis TV show and that picture I sent was a screenshot from one of the episodes. In regard to that and hopefully you don't mind me pushing my luck. There is another location I can't find and believe me I have spent hours trying to find it. Can someone please help. Thank you so much.

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On ‎13‎/‎08‎/‎2019 at 16:11, Tim Lewis said:

 

IIRC this was Midsummer Murders and they made up the buildings at Black Jacks Lock to be a pub.

 

Have also seen part of an episode of Endeavour where the garden of the Coy Carp at Harefield represented a Thames side pub. But then they also had a murder scene in one episode supposedly at a Thames lock which was filmed on the GU.

 

Saw a posting on Facebook last week where the poster said that he came across a new episode of Endeavour being filmed canalside

What about 'The Bargee' with Harry H Corbet and Ronnie Barker ? A number of locations on the southern GU. Slough Arm, Black Jacks, towpath below Stockers etc, etc, etc  

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1 hour ago, matty40s said:

Pub looks like the Coy Carp and the lock looks like the Copper Mill Lock.

Agree

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1 hour ago, matty40s said:

Pub looks like the Coy Carp and the lock looks like the Copper Mill Lock.

Don't think the pub is the Coy Carp (previously the Fisheries) where my first thoughts of owning a NB were kindled one afternoon whilst recovering from a broken ankle. I can see why you may think it's a view from the car park side. I'll be passing it tomorrow afternoon so I'll look at it with fresh eyes.

Think you're right about Copper Mill Lock 

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Looked at the second photo and you may be right. Anyway, passing that way tomorrow so will check.

 

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7 minutes ago, Slim said:

Looked at the second photo and you may be right. Anyway, passing that way tomorrow so will check.

 

It's the old saying "you cant see the pub for the trees"

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Definitely the Fisheries close to Copper Mill lock, Harefield, where we used to descend some Sunday lunchtimes in the 1960's. It suffered severe decline in the late 1990's and, I believe, was closed for a while, Now rejuvinated and it would appear with a new name "the Coy Carp"

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