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Report - New Mills Culvert - Marsden - September 2015

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by The Lone Ranger, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. The Lone Ranger

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    New Mills Culvert - Marsden

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    This was another of the culverts on my tick list from over the hill in banjo country, thankfully the locals seemed fairly sedate on this visit. The culvert is approximately 140m long and starts in the centre of the tranquil Yorkshire village of Marsden, recently made famous in the Yorkshire Tea advert. it is situated downstream of Bank Bottom Culvert and it's the River Colne which runs through it. The river runs under the impressive New Mills for its entire length, areas of exposed foundations are evident throughout.

    As with most culverts I started at the downstream end and worked my way upstream.

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    This was another big culvert, no stooping required.

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    The floor and support columns for the above mill are very visible,

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    A nice feeder stream comes in on the South side, this is only a short feature.

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    About half way up is the great feature of a 1.5 meter high weir and an ominous dark pool below.

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    It makes an interesting obstacle to bypass!

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    The remains of an old sluice mechanism now rusted and silted up.

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    The upstream entrance comes into view all too soon.

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    There were some interesting sections in this final stretch, a couple of side passages which went nowhere.

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    The reflections at the upstream end of the culvert were fairly stunning.

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    Finishing off at the upstream end in the centre of Marsden.

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    Well that's it, Bank Bottoms little brother, not as long or as extensive, but a very pleasant stroll all the same, the weir at half way being my favourite part.

    Cheers,

    TLR.​
     
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  2. wellingtonian

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    You've been busy mate. Another lovely set. Cheers :thumb
     
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    Cheers @wellingtonian I've been busy, but not on what I have wanted to get done, these have been fall backs, but also places I've wanted to visit given a chance.
     
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    NIce little culvert that! thanks for sharing!
     
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    Great stuff, did you check out the little stooper just out of frame on the right your last picture?
     
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    Cheers @jST :thumb

    Is that the one inside the culverted section with the pipes coming out, if it's the one out in the open I'll have to head back!
     
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    Nice shots man, love that weir!
     
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    One of the little offshoots goes into the boiler house. A tiny little hole just upstream from the culvert opening gets you in the mill. It's a squeezer!
     
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    Yeah I spent a while in here crawling through tiny holes until Tweek informed me I was slightly in the wrong place! I did see the boiler house though and it wasn't bad to be fair...

    The small offshoots are full of textile fiber from the mill above.
     
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    Not had too many pies this time home, may have to strip off and rub myself in goose fat, if nothing else will make an interesting page 3 shot :D
     
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