Section 44

ARDINGTON

GROVE PARK BRIDGE TO ARDINGTON RAILWAY CROSSING

STATUS
We have no permission to work anywhere on this section.

Length: 0.808M/1.3km
O.S. Reference: 423903 to 426915
Water Level height A.O.D.:
Features:

DESCRIPTION

What Jack Dalby said in 1985:
Beyond, to the north east both sides of the still damp bed has been planted with willows, a commercial crop. A pleasant walk leads to a wide basin and then, almost surrounded by drainage ditches, Ardington Top Lock. This is in very fair condition, the chamber, top culverts, paddle gear and bottom gates are all visible. Nearby are the sad remains of the lock cottage. At the tail of the lock there is a farm crossing. Soon the railway appears, the former bridge being replaced by an embankment.

There is really very little to add to Jack Dalby's description.

RESTORATION

We have no permission to work on this section, though discussion with one of the landowners has started.

RIGHT OF WAY

The Canal is crossed by a public footpath at 426902, but it does not look like a workable way of visiting the section unless you are very energetic.

WATER SUPPLIES

None.

HOSTELRIES

None in the vicinity.

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Updated: 24.9.2000