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Devil's Hole Lock Lengthening - 3

stop plank shelter at dhl
A closer view of the newly completed stop plank shelter at Devil's Hole Lock. (April 7, 2011
(Photo: Richard Crook)

stop plank shelter at dhl
The newly completed stop plank shelter at Devil's Hole Lock. (April 7, 2011
(Photo: Richard Crook)

back pump at loxwood
The back pump at Loxwood New Lock switched on and water cascading down the bank to fill the pound between the lock and Devil's Hole. The pound will be checked for leaks and if satisfactory will used for the 2011 Boat trips. (Jan 16, 2011
(Photo: Rob Taylor)

bank profiling
Showing the winding hole below Devil's Hole Lock, looking north towards the lock. (Jan 16, 2011)
(Photo: Rob Taylor)

bank profiling
The completed cleared channel, bund removed, looking south towards the winding hole on the left. (Jan 16, 2011)
(Photo: Rob Taylor)

pumping out
Rob Taylor attends to the inlet of the 6" pump in readiness for the digger. (Jan 16, 2011)
(Photo: Rob Taylor)

bank profiling
Preparing to profile the canal leading to the lock. A bund or dam (just beyond the digger arm) has been placed across the canal to allow the section nearest the camera to be pumped out. (Jan 16, 2011)
(Photo: Rob Taylor)

bank profiling
Bank re-profiling at the site of the causeway below DHL. The part of the picture in sunlight indicates the position of the former causeway. Picture looking north towards Devil's Hole Lock. (Sep 12, 2010)
(Photo: Rob Taylor)

winding hole profiling
Rob Taylor improving the approach to the winding hole below Devil's Hole Lock. (Sep 12, 2010)
(Photo: Rob Taylor)

bank profiling
Bank re-profiling. The surplus material from the off side is being moved to the towpath side of the canal to build up the bank thickness where excavations for a sewer pipe are thought to be close to the side of the canal. (Aug 29, 2010)
(Photo: Rob Taylor)

bank profiling
Bank re-profiling at the DHL winding hole. (Aug 29, 2010)
(Photo: Rob Taylor)

dhl pump house
The pump house - the notice reads "Devils Hole Holiday let". (Aug 26, 2010)
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

dhl pump house
The housing for the Devils Hole back pump. (Aug 26, 2010).
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

zk leaving loxwood
Zachariah Keppel turns in the new Devil's Hole winding hole for the return journey to Loxwood.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

zk at temporary landing stage
Testing the temporary landing stage below Devil's Hole Lock. The first boat to reach Devil's Hole from Loxwood for over 140 years.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

zk leaving loxwood
Zachariah Keppel heads west from Loxwood toward Devil's Hole.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

back pump pipework
Back pump installed, awaiting electrical connection. (Apr 8, 2010).
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

looking north, the canal in water
Looking north, the canal in water and the bunds between Loxwood and Devil's Hole removed. (Apr 8, 2010).
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

turf on both sides of lock
Turf laid on both sides of the lock in preparation for the Grand Opening on April 17, 2010. (Apr 8, 2010).
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

back pump pipework
Back pump with exit pipework almost cut to the correct lengths to ensure correct alignment of the flanges. (Apr. 1, 2010).
(Photo: Richard Crook)

back pump view from above
Top view of the pump. (Apr 1, 2010).
(Photo: Richard Crook)

back pump installation
The back pump in position and pipework being attached. (Apr 1, 2010).
(Photo: Richard Crook)

dhl gates training walls
The upper cill looking towards Loxwood with training or wing walls completed. (Mar 16, 2010).
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

dhl nearside training wall
The upper cill looking towards Southland lock and the summit. (Mar 16, 2010).
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

dhl lock ates fitted
Looking down the lock towards Loxwood. (Mar 16, 2010).
(Photo: Janet Phillips)

dhl lower lock gates
The lower gate in detail. (Mar 16, 2010).
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

dhl lower lock gates
The lower gates as viewed from a boat travelling north. (Mar 16, 2010).
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

dhl nearside training wall
The mitre for the lower gates. Note the re-use of the old wood in the centre. (Mar 16, 2010).
(Photo: Janet Phillips)

lower lock gates
One of the lower gates being lifted into position. (Mar 16, 2010).
(Photo: Bill Thomson)

lock tail
'Riprap' blocks being laid at the tail of the lock to reduce scouring near the back pump entry. (Mar 7, 2010.).
(Photo: Rob Taylor)

lock invert
Silt being removed from the lock invert in preparation for gate fitting.Mar 7, 2010.).
(Photo: Rob Taylor)

back pump sump
Back pump sump being prepared. (Mar 4, 2010.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)

dhl electrical box
Electrical cabinet on the offside of the lock fitted with utility sockets and circuit breakers awaiting installation of the back pump control gear. (Mar 4, 2010.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)

dhl nearside training wall
Nearside training wall now complete with coping stones. (Mar 4, 2010.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)

dhl offside training wall
The offside trainingg wall complete with coping stones, covered to keep off frost. (Mar 4, 2010.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)

dredged channel above loxwood lock
The dredged channel above Loxwood New Lock. (Mar 4, 2010.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)

dhl nearside training wall
The offside training wall up to final blockwork level an ready for copings. (Feb 14, 2010.).
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

dhl nearside training wall
The nearside training wall is now built up to final level and finished apart from the concrete fill. (Feb 14, 2010.).
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

dredging above loxwood lock
Dredging in progress. The pound between Loxwood lock and Devil's Hole lock. (Feb 7, 2010.).
(Photo: Julian Morgan)

dhl nearside training wall
The nearside upper cill and training wall. The paddle gear and quoin has been fitted. (Feb 4, 2010.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)

dhl offside training wall
The offside training wall under construction. The paddle gear is fixed in place and the quoins have been fitted. The aperture at the bottom of the wall is the outlet from the back pump. (Feb 4, 2010.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)

dhl ground paddle
Installing the ground paddle and winding gear on the off side of the lock. Note the cast iron quoin ready for installation in the gate recess. (Jan 17, 2010.).
(Photo: Janet Phillips)

dhl shuttering
Removing the shuttering from the cast copings. (Jan 17, 2010.).
(Photo: Janet Phillips)

Last updated  Thursday, 7 April, 2011
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