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Water Lane, Docura's Farm Road and New Road

 

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Water Lane

 

spring seeps

         
     

The problems of Water Lane begin where spring seeps emerge from under the roadbed. On the right is a clear spring emerging from the end of the drive to Plumb's Farm, then flowing down Water Lane.

         
         
         

Water Lane

 

pothole

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

In the area that footpath LP3 joins the lane, there are further issues and clearwater potholes - spring sapping.

         
         
         

Water Lane

 

pothole

Despite a ditch alongside the western boundary of the lane, flows are strong down both sides of the road. Further potholes are created and are semi-continuous.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 
         
         

Water Lane

 

pothole

Towards the junction with Docura's Farm Road the excavated potholes have resurfaced the road with sub-core gravels and stones.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 
         
         

Water Lane

 

pothole

 

The story repeats itself.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 
         
         

Water Lane/ Docura's Farm Road junction

 

pothole

Junction of Water Lane and Docura's Farm Road.

 

The photos were taken on 22/2/14 and, below, 5/3/14

 

 

 

 

The potholing is extensive, sharp-edged and deep. Pothole sizes are 1.5m x0.7m. Sub-base gravels are extensive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

taken on 29/3/14, after the potholes have been 'made safe'. Much of the overlying shingle is still scattered across the road.

No other local potholes have been touched!

         

 

 

 

That a gang of workmen were despatched to fill this hole, and this hole only, and no other in Water Lane/Docura's Farm Road and New Road .. and these other faults were worse than this one, really stretches the imagination into the realms of the surreal and bizarre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
         
         

Water Lane - towards waterworks

2297944

 

2291511 

pothole

Towards Valley House turning. A series of road-edge potholes, not so hard-edged but deep and extending to 1x1m in the middle distance.

 

Both reported as being made safe!

 

photo 22/2/14

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 
         
         
         

Docura's Farm Rd

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pothole

Sharp edges and deep at 10cm, one of two deep potholes in this road and the one nearest the farmhouse.

 

 

 

   

Docura's Farm Rd

 

pothole

Even sharper edges and deep at 10cm. Nearer to the junction of Docura's Farm Road and Water Lane.

         
         
         

New Road/ Docura's Farm Road junction

2297792

 

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pothole

 

 

       

 

 

 

At the junction of New Road and Docura's Farm Road. Both potholes are in the 1 metre category, with sharp edges and 7-10cm deep.

 

photos; top 22/2/14, bottom and right 5/3/14

         
         
         

New Road

 

verge collapse

The verge has collapsed into the drainage ditch, partially blocking same.

 

 

 

   
         
         

New Road

 

pothole

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Throughout its lower course, 400m, to Low Lift Cottages, New Road is badly degraded by semi-continuous potholes. These are sharp-edged and 8-10cm in dept, with dimensions typical at 0.5m square.

         
         

 

 

 

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