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Looking towards the head of the lock, the lower gate recess is on the right. (Dec 22, 2011.) (Photo: Julian Morgan)
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Bricklaying proceeds rapidly at Southland Lock The tail of the lock is on the right of the picture, with the quoin visible. (Dec 22, 2011.) (Photo: Julian Morgan)
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Photographed at the Southland work site, the Trust's new Land Rover generously loaned by Harwoods of West Sussex. (Dec 4, 2011.) (Photo: Julian Morgan)
lock culvert
The same offside paddle culvert shown below, but with the shuttering removed. Most of the shuttering has been removed from the upper part of the bow wall at the head of the lock. (Dec 4, 2011.) (Photo: Julian Morgan)
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The Burras concrete piling exposed at the the tail of the lock. The remains of brickwork from the original bridge can be seen below the arrow. A slab of naturally occuring Sussex stone is at the end of the horizontal arrow. The canal builders would have had to clear stone away to create the navigable channel. (Dec 1, 2011.) (Photo: Richard Crook)
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A close view of the offside lower gate quoin, now fixed and backfilled. The quoin is proud of the concrete to allow for the brickwork cladding. (Dec 1, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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The towpath side lower quoin recovered from the original loack, fixed to the wall and being backfilled with concrete. (Dec 1, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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Looking down to the concrete pour on the offside wall. The concrete is level with the paddle culvert. (Dec 1, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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One course of bricks has now been laid above the four courses of concrete blocks. The bricking will continue up to the coping stones. (Dec 1, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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Shuttering in place for the offside cill walland part of the chamber wall above the culvert. The concrete has been poured to about halfway up the shuttering. (Dec 1, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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Blockwork on the bow wall and the nearside paddle culvert. High density concrete blocks will be used below the waterline and facing bricks used above water level. (Nov 3, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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A top view of the concrete being vibrated to form the offside paddle culvert. (Nov 3, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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The two quoins from the original lock placed, but not yet fixed, in the gate recesses. (Nov 3, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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Building the blockwork in one of the ladder recesses. (Nov 3, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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The off side top cill. The concrete surronding the ground paddle culvert is being poured. (Nov 3, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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Phil setting out for the brickwork which will clad the lock walls. Meanwhile the shuttering is being constructed for the upper cill walls. (Oct 6, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
chamber walls
The upper walls, the gate recesses, the ground paddle recesses and culverts will be completed by the volunteers, who will also face the walls with local brick. This will give the lock the same appearance as Loxwood New Lock. (Sept 11, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
chamber walls
Looking south, the reinforced concrete wall are now completed and the the contractor, Burras, has left the site. (Sept 11, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
top cill
The concrete poured for the top cill. (Sept 2, 2011.).
(Photo: Janet Phillips)
chamber walls
The final upper section of the nearside wall remains to be shuttered and poured. (Sept 1, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)

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