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Arun Navigation

Description of Arun Navigation: Runs 4½ miles from Newbridge Wharf to Pallingham and formed the link between the Wey & Arun Junction Canal and the River Arun. It is now being restored by the Wey & Arun Canal Trust.

History of Arun Navigation: An Act of Parliament enabling this naviagation was passed in 1785 and the waterway was opened in 1790.Commercial traffic ceased in 1889 and it was abandoned in 1896. Now being restored.

Arun Navigation: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Newbridge Wharf

Junction with the Wey & Arun Canal.

0

0

U

0

Orfold Aquduct

Now partly restored.

1.3

0

U

0

Lordings Lock

Sometimes called Orfold Lock. Currently restored but with no gates.

1.4

1

U

0

Lee Farm Lock

Restored in 1994 but with no gates.

3

2

U

0

Pallingham Quay and Docks

Pallingham Quay Bridge was restored in 1976 and refurbished in 1994.

4.4

2

U

0

Pallingham Double Lock

A 2 rise staircase lock.

4.5

4

U

0

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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