Culvert (2003 and 2006)

Unlike the bridge, the culvert's north facing features (pictures 1 and 2) demonstrate that it was constructed from fashioned stone blocks. This gave it a uniform, more regular appearance.

A closer examination of the culvert reveals that its function depended on an arch, much of which has been concealed after 60 years of soil deposition.

The culvert's south facing features (picture 3) are barely detectable, comprising a few lumps of stone that have been disturbed by years of natural activity.

An Aside

Since parts of Dye House Road are lined with dry walls (picture 4) fabricated from the same type of stone as the bridge and culvert, it would seem that the material was preferred and used extensively for this kind of constructional work in the late nineteenth century by people local to Thursley. The stonework would have given the area a collective, rural feel.