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Part 1 of Southland Lock construction.
Part 2 of Southland Lock construction.
Part 3 of Southland Lock construction.
Part 4 of Southland Lock construction.
Part 5 of Southland Lock construction.
Part 7 of Southland Lock construction.

pump houseClearing the channel at the head/north end of Southland lock.
(Jul. 18, 2013.) (Photo: Dave Verrall )
pump house
The pump house gets its roof. (Jul. 18, 2013.) (Photo: Dave Verrall )
pump house
The housing for the back pump nears completion. (Jul. 18, 2013.) (Photo: Dave Verrall )
profiling
Looking north from Devil's Hole Lock towards Southland Lock, the newly re-profiled channel. (June. 16, 2013.) (Photo: Dave Verrall )
profiling
Looking south towards Devil's Hole Lock. Moving silt and weeds to the side of the channel ready for disposal. (June. 16, 2013.) (Photo: Dave Verrall )
lower training walls
The completed lower wing walls. Looking north towards Gennets Bridge lock. (May. 30, 2013.) (Photo: Geoff Thomas)
lower training walls
Looking south from the lock with the two longer than normal training walls almost complete. (May. 16, 2013.) (Photo: Janet Phillips )
back pump
The recently delivered back pump. (May. 16, 2013.) (Photo: Janet Phillips )
backpump plumbing
The plumbing for the back pump ready for the pump to be attached. (May. 16, 2013.) (Photo: Janet Phillips )
backpump plumbing
Installing the plumbing for the back pump. (May. 16, 2013.) (Photo: Janet Phillips )
lower training walls
The towpath side lower traing wall. (May. 16, 2013.) (Photo: Janet Phillips )
dredging
The dredged bank viewed looking south, with Devil's Hole Lock in the background, left. There are believed to be at least two leaks in this section which will have to be located and rectified before the pound is useable. (May. 16, 2013.) (Photo: Janet Phillips)
dredging
Removing 100 years plus of silt and re-profiling the canal bed and banks. This operation requires a prolonged period of dry weather and will take some time to complete. (May. 5, 2013.) (Photo: Rob Taylor)
lower cill
The lower cill after the final concrete pour. The wing wall on the left is now having the coping stones fitted. (May. 5, 2013.) (Photo: Rob Taylor)
lower cill
Laying the blinding layer for the lower cill. The deeper edge nearest the camera is to increase the strength and to prevent scouring undermining the cill. (Apr. 28, 2013.) (Photo: Rob Taylor)
quadrant
Concreting the quadrants below the gate balance beams. (Apr. 24, 2013.) (Photo: Geoff Thomas)
lower wing wall
Another view of the lower tow path side wing wall. (Apr. 24, 2013.) (Photo: Geoff Thomas)
lower wing wall
Profiling the canal bank above the lower off side wing wall. (Apr. 24, 2013.) (Photo: Geoff Thomas)
lower wing wall
The near side, towpath side, wing wall makes good progress, almost to the level of the wall to the right below the back-pump house. (Apr. 24, 2013.) (Photo: Geoff Thomas)
lower wing wall
A view of the almost complete off side lower wing wall built up to coping level. (Apr. 12, 2013.) (Photo: Richard Emsley )
west or topath side wing walls
The towpath side lower wing wall. (Apr. 12, 2013.) (Photo: Richard Emsley )
wing walls
An overall view of the lower wing walls looking north. The covered structure on the left is the housing for the back-pump. (Apr. 12, 2013.) (Photo: Richard Emsley )
winding gear
The lower gate fitted with walkway, paddle winding gear and anti-slip mesh. View looking east. (Apr. 12, 2013.) (Photo: Richard Emsley )
post and rail fence
A post and rail fence installed along the off side of the lock. (Apr. 12, 2013.) (Photo: Richard Emsley )
gate walkway
The lower gates now fitted with walkways. There is no bridge at this lock, so the walkways are essential for operating the lock. (Apr. 1, 2013.) (Photo: Janet Phillips )
upper training walls
The completed upper training walls.. (Apr. 1, 2013.) (Photo: Janet Phillips )
southland lock gates
Lower off side training wall being built. (Mar. 14, 2013.) (Photo: )
pump house
Work on the backpump enclosure continues. (Mar. 14, 2013.) (Photo: )
southland lock gates
Lower gates with the enclosure for the backpump under construction. (Feb. 21, 2013.) (Photo: Richard Emsley)
southland lock gates
The upper gates with hand rails fitted for the walkway. The aperture lower right is the outlet from the backpump. (Feb. 21, 2013.) (Photo: Richard Emsley)
southland lock gates
Volunteers at Southland painting stakes which will be used to mark a possible alternative route of the canal between locks 12 and 16 through Sidney Wood. (Feb. 21, 2013.) (Photo: Richard Emsley)
southland lock gates
The newly fitted tail gates. Eric Walker, project manager standing on the right. (Sept 25, 2012.) (Photo: Janet Phillips)
southland lock gates
The newly fitted tail gates, looking south towards Devil's Hole and Loxwood. (Sept 25, 2012.) (Photo: Janet Phillips)
southland lock gates
The newly fitted head gates, looking north. (Sept 25, 2012.) (Photo: Janet Phillips)
southland lock chamber
The lock chamber looking north almost clear of scaffolding and construction materials. (Sept 16, 2012.) (Photo: Geoff Thomas)
southland lock chamber
The top cill looking north. (Sept 16, 2012.) (Photo: Geoff Thomas)
southland lock chamber
Looking south along the lock, with the lock ladders fitted. (Sept 16, 2012.) (Photo: Geoff Thomas)
southland lock chamber
The top cill looking south towards the tail of the lock. Ground paddles and winding gear have been fitted. (Sept 16, 2012.) (Photo: Geoff Thomas)

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