Monthly Archives: July 2015

Viaduct Pond

Viaduct Pond on the Hampstead Chain has one of the most iconic views from its banks, its namesake- the Viaduct. This bridge was built between 1844 and 1847 by Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson, the then owner of part of the … Continue reading

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Model Boating Pond

The majority of the works on the Highgate Chain are focused around Model Boating Pond. This pond was chosen as the pond to concentrate the work for a number of reasons: Its location in the middle of the Highgate Chain … Continue reading

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Fixing the dam at Model Boating Pond

It has been all hands on deck to get the gap in the temporary dam fixed at Model Boating Pond. A 50 tonne crane arrived on the Heath in the early morning yesterday (Tuesday) along with extra pontoons to allow … Continue reading

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More news on Model Boating Pond

Following my last post, there has been another delay on the fix of the sheet-metal dam following an issue with the equipment used to remove the de-clutched piles and install the new piles. To resolve this issue a large crane … Continue reading

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Latest update on Model Boating Pond

In my last post, I wrote about a gap in the temporary sheet metal dam which meant the water in the southern end of the Model Boating Pond could not be drained down. The contractors who installed the sheet-metal piles … Continue reading

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Update on de-watering Model Boating Pond

You may have noticed the water level in the southern end of Model Boating Pond has been going up and down over the last couple of weeks. This area should have been drained ready for the removal of silt and … Continue reading

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Felled tree becomes art exhibit

While every effort has been made to protect the Heath’s landscape and environment during the Ponds Project, some trees were felled earlier this year to enable the designs to be built. One of these felled trees, an oak from Stock … Continue reading

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