Lording's Aqueduct
lordings canal aqueduct wey arun
In the early stages of restoration. Team leader, the late Winston Harwood in the picture.
This aqueduct, one of three on the Wey & Arun Canal, carried the canal over the River Arun. The offside (West wall) and its supporting arches had been damaged by flooding over the years and had to be re-built from the piers at river level upwards.
July 29, 2004 with three arches re-built.
The aqueduct on Sept 9, 2004 with the gaps between the arches bricked up and infilled.
Photographed on March 12, 2005 with the offside retaining wall almost complete.
Viewed from the towpath on March 12, showing the almost completed offside wall. The aqueduct walls are being rebuilt with new bricks in 2005. View looking North West.
aqueduct base
The original brick base has been pressure-washed, prior to re-pointing. View looking North West.
Nearside coping stones being fitted to the lock, with the aqueduct in the background. The original coping stones have been salvaged, cleaned and cemented in place.
coping stones
New coping stones have been cast in situ, using concrete.
aqueduct wall
The completed west wall from viewed from the south.
aqueduct with water
2007 - The lock and aqueduct filled with water lifted from the river by the water-wheel. Note the 2 metre depth indicator.


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