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THE WEY & ARUN CANAL
'London's Lost Route to the Sea'
Southland Lock
haul road
The haul road looking north on the east side of the canal. (May 5, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
haul road
The haul road constructed to allow heavy lorries to reach the lock site. Viewed from the towpath looking south. An embankment has been built across the canal. (May 5, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
lower-gate
The cornerstone of the abutment for the original lock bridge. (May 5, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
lower-gate
The mitre is clearly visible and in good condition preserved in mud. (May 5, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
lower-gate
Excavation at the base of the lower nearside quoin reveals the remains of the original gate upright and lower horizontal timbers. The recess in the brickwork for the gate paddle is also visible on the right of the excavation. (May 5, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
southland culvert
The completed culvert outfall viewed from the north. The picture was taken following heavy rain and the River Lox in flood. Hence the accumulation of mud on the base. (Aug 29, 2010.).
(Photo: Rob Taylor)
southland culvert
The completed culvert outfall. The damp patch to lower left of main pipe is the weep hole which allows any ground water that finds its way into the shingle surrounding the pipe, to escape rather than buildup behind the headwall.(Aug 29, 2010.).
(Photo: Rob Taylor)
southland culvert
The culvert outfall viewed from the north. To improve the cosmetic appearance The downstream wing wall is being extended using locally recovered stone. (Jun 3, 2010.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
southland culvert
The culvert headwall up to coping stone height for most of its length. Some backfilling of the gap between inner and outer walls needs to be completed. (Jun 3, 2010.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
southland culvert
The culvert outfall headwall. (May 30, 2010.).
(Photo: Rob Taylor)
southland culvert
Trench extension being dug across the off side of the canal. The remains of an original culvert were expected to be uncovered. So far nothing has been found. (May 30, 2010.).
(Photo: Rob Taylor)
southland culvert
The exposed end of the culvert pipe installed by the 2009 summer working party. This is in the centre of the canal bed and will shortly be joined and extended to the off side of the canal. (May 23, 2010.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
southland culvert
The culvert outfall headwall under construction. The blue sky reflected in the River Lox, top left. (May 23, 2010.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
southland lock
View looking south from north of the lock. (Nov 12, 2009.).
(Photo: Richard Emsley)
southland lock
View looking north from north of the lock. (Nov 12, 2009.).
(Photo: Richard Emsley)
southland lock
View looking south from south of the lock. (Nov 12, 2009.).
(Photo: Richard Emsley)
southland lock
View looking south from the canal bed above the lock. One of the lower quoins can be seen on the left of the channel. (Nov 5, 2009.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
southland lock quoins
Southland lock after tree clearance by the mid-week working party. All that is left of the lock are the two lower quoins. This was the first lock north of Newbridge to be built of brick. Following the closure of the canal the bricks were re-used for other structures. The rise in the ground behind the horizontal tape is where the upper cill was located. (Nov 5, 2009.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)

southland lock
Southland lock before clearance started. (Oct 2009.).
(Janet Phillips)
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