Bridge formerly at Hunston was rescued by the Sussex Industrial
Archaeology Society, moved here, restored and installed on the
remaining installation of the former Padwick bridge, located south
of Chichester Canal Basin.
500 metre west is Manhood (or Cashers)
Lock (SU837010) this is the second of the two locks and is now use
to control (using a weir) the water level in the canal. The canal
at this point follows a slight ridge known as the Manhood
Peninsula. The Locks and Bridges strangely took their names from
sponsors of the canal, this lock was known as Casher’s Lock.
Egremont bridge (SU829010) this swing
bridge was destroyed in 1941 and thrown in the canal! This along
with all the swing bridges on the canal it was made of cast Iron.
A few pieces survive and are laying nearby in the grass by the
replacement steel foot bridge.
Salterns Lock (SU826011) This the Seaward
Lock from Chichester Harbour and the entrance to the canal. It is
in full working order and is notable that one set of wooden lock
gates (Seaward end) and Cast Iron gates at the canal side. Its
main use (infrequently) is for boats to reach a limited number of
mooring along the first half mile of the canal.
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