Devil's Hole Lock.


Devil's Hole Lock is the most northerly of the stone built locks on the canal. Numbered Lock 6, numbering from Newbridge, the start of the Wey & Arun Junction Canal, this lock is believed to have been used during WW2 by the Canadian army for explosive practice. As result the lock chamber was extensively damaged.
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Devil's Hole Lock in July 2004. The off side wall has been totally rebuilt from the invert up for approximately two thirds of it's length.
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The nearside wall which also required extensive repairs.
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The upper pound with the stop planks in place. The blue pipe is the outlet from a land drain. A back pumping spilway is being built at this location. Restoration of this lock was carried out by Eric Walker's Group, now known as the TSG (Thursday & Sunday Group).
 
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Last updated Aug. 2006