We do not have permission to restore or to visit this length
What Jack Dalby said in 1985.|
"...the southern arch of the GWR bridge, once the canal arch, now provides a second carriageway for the A420. The bed is then almost clear..."
The Canal emerges from the railway bridge under the road surface, and curves slightly right to run alongside the road. It is infilled and somewhat overgrown, but uncultivated.
A farm track, entrance to the field from the road, crosses the Canal. Will presumably require a bridge in due course of time.
A little way further on the bed is unfilled up to the road crossing at Lowerfield Farm.
Due to considerable road rearrangement in this area the Canal will have to divert south to pass behind the farmhouse and under the road further south. Levels make this a difficult crossing as the ground falls away to the south.
Much depends on the future road arrangement. The best scenario is that the A420 will be bypassed and the length of road alongside the Canal will become a minor access road. On this basis we might conceivably get the Canal arch of the railway bridge back.
Otherwise we will have to make a new bore under the railway south of the present bridge, and realign the Canal accordingly.
None. But the road runs along beside the canal.
None on this section.
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