CRT archives. The buildings on the right are next to the Aylesbury arm top lock.
Back in 2009 planning application was made and now after six years 13 homes are due to be completed in April. Nb Valerie is 58feet and as you can see we are in front of the first two houses. If the whole frontage of the houses is open and another boat pulls in behind waiting their turn at the services can you not see complaints arising from residents.
Close up of the new boaters facilities under construction. Not sure if the elsan will be moved back to my knowledge this one links to a holding tank. I guess the new homes will link to main sewers.
Can you see the box on the post more or less centre of picture? It`s a Bat box.
Follow the pole down and you can just make out a car roof, yep it`s the Batmobile.
unit 6 has a living room and garden that give good views across the canal junction and also the adjoining lock on the Aylesbury arm. It also has a bedroom balcony giving the same views.
Seven loses the view across the junction and is a smaller square footage.
Eight has a nice corner location next to the lock but as with 9-13 noise from the lane could be a problem when sitting in the garden.
Units 1-4 on the main line canal are as you have seen above near to the boat services.
Last is Carpenters House the only reserved property on the whole site. Perhaps because of it`s detachment from the rest of the houses it might appeal more to some people.
The main site for the development is HERE. I phoned the agent and at the moment only the 3 bedroom houses have been priced. £520,000 ($780,000) and no mooring.
Not sure of the crane`s age but I`m sure it can just be seen in the 1930 picture above.
Below is the crane in action loading the bells from Marsworth church onto a narrow boat in 1994. LINK
I wonder what boat it was?
The reservoir capacity figures for February are out. The reservoirs at Marsworth are 94.2%. All the figures look healthy so fingers crossed for good cruising and no water shortages.