TQ0215 : Coldwaltham lock tail

taken 4 months ago, near to Coldwaltham, West Sussex, Great Britain

Coldwaltham lock tail
Coldwaltham lock tail
The Arun Navigation, now derelict, below the site of Coldwaltham lock, leading to the River Arun. The lock is part of the Wey and Arun Canal, opened in 1787. However, this cut was opened three years later from east of Coldwaltham north to Stopham, including a 343m tunnel under Hardham Hill which saved an eight kilometre loop in the river Arun, shallow and sometimes difficult to navigate.
Wey and Arun Canal
The Wey and Arun Canal is a 23-mile-long canal in the south of England, between the River Wey at Shalford, Surrey and the River Arun at Pallingham, in West Sussex.
Passing through a rural landscape, there was little freight traffic to justify its continued existence, and the canal was officially abandoned in 1871.
Without maintenance, the canal gradually became derelict over much of its length. However, since 1970, active restoration by The Wey & Arun Canal Trust has resulted in several miles of the waterway being restored to navigable standard. Work is continuing, with the ultimate aim of re-opening the entire canal to navigation.
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TQ0215, 40 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 28 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 29 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Canals 
Disused (from Tags)
Canal 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0241 1571 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:55.9055N 0:32.6433W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0242 1575
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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