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Gronwen/Redwith/Crickheath Restoration.
(Updated April.2008)        
Restoration of the Gronwen to Redwith section was started Nov. 2006 and
re-watered in October 2007 (after being ‘dry’ for 50 years).
A new lift bridge has been constructed near to Morton Farm and an old coal
wharf near to Redwith has been restored.
Approx. 400 yards of towpath and bank are currently being restored between
Redwith and Pryces Bridge.
At CRICKHEATH :-.
Restoration of the wharf area by the SUCS Work group is on hold as they
have moved to the Redwith/Pryces Bridge (No.84) section.
Work on Bridge No. 84 was completed by the WRG .
See restoration photo’s below:-
At Gronwen Bridge .
The scene after re-watering.
The earth dam has been removed and a temporary footbridge installed.
Stop planks are inserted temporarily below the bridge.
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Leaving Gronwen.
A new towpath has been constructed and the piling installed along the banks is now covered by “puddle”.Reed “pockets” are seen on the off-side bank.
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Approaching Morton Farm.
The site of one of the culverts, rebuilt in the autumn of 2006.
A new sluice has been constructed here.
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Below Morton Farm.
A new lift bridge has been constructed.
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Morton Farm new lift bridge.
A view during the construction work.
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South of Morton Farm.
The towpath construction and re-building of the stone wharf wall is complete .
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The approach to Redwith Road Bridge.
A new towpath has been installed as far as this area.
A temporary dam and stop planks have also been installed.
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Looking back towards Morton Farm from the top of Redwith Road Bridge.
The site of one of the culverts replaced in the autumn of 2006 can just be seen.

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The Southern side of Redwith Road Bridge.
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On the tow-path side, the SUCS Workgroup are currently working on stonework that is to provide the new edge to the tow-path.
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Between Redwith and Bridge No. 84, work is well under way.
This photo was taken from the direction of Redwith Road Bridge
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A culvert has been replaced. Seen below is the outlet.
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Looking North from the site of the replaced culvert.
This photo gives a good insight into the construction of the tow-path.
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Looking south, from the culvert, towards Bridge (No.84).
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Looking North from Bridge No.84.
Piling is almost complete .
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Canal House Bridge (Bridge No. 84) also known as Pryces Bridge.
Restoration of the brickwork was completed by the WRG .
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AT CRICKHEATH.
Northern end of the wharf area restored by the SUCS Workgroup.
(Complete with mooring notice)
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Another view of work undertaken by the SUCS Workgroup restoring the Wharf .
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Crickheath winding point, seen here after it had been cleared of scrub ready for
the restoration. Shallow water was already back in the bed.
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This scene is towards Crickheath Bridge looking past the winding point and wharf restoration work.
A great amount of restoration has already been undertaken by the SUCS Workgroup.
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