Victorian Culvert

from Andrew Stubbs

The pictures below show a Victorian culvert running through our part of the parkland. It was built by hand with interlocking tiles (we have it easy today with mechanical excavators, etc!). The culvert bypasses the old open gutter, which you can see traces of in the field, and empties into Crow Wood. When we bought the land we piped in a stretch that was collapsed. It wasn’t built to carry the weight of modern machinery, so we now have to pipe in the last 6 ft to a tank in the field.

Victorian culvert in Scruton