TQ0003 : Course of old Portsmouth and Arundel Canal at Ford

taken 8 years ago, near to Ford, West Sussex, Great Britain

Course of old Portsmouth and Arundel Canal at Ford
Course of old Portsmouth and Arundel Canal at Ford
In the enclosure below the present day river wall are the only visible remains of the first lock out of the River Arun. The position and form of the remains indicate that it was where the southern upper gate was. The next lock was close by the building just showing on the right. The two locks raised the canal 12 ft above the level of high water spring tides in the Arun, in steps of 5 ft and 7 ft. So this first lock, more often than not, had a bigger rise. The canal had a navigable depth near 5 ft, so the remains, which are at the bottom of the upper gate, were a little below the level of high water spring tides. The canal would have been on or in an embankment about 6 ft above high water springs, this has been removed or buried under the modern river wall.
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Date Taken
Monday, 24 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 2 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0034 0381 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.5087N 0:34.6059W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 00367 03833
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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