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Stroudwater Canal

Description of Stroudwater Canal: Runs 8 miles from Wallbridge Locks, Stroud, where it joins the Thames and Severn Canal, to Framilode Lock, where it joins the River Severn.

History of Stroudwater Canal: Promoted by Acts of 1730, 1759 and 1776. Opened in 1779. Closed by an Act of 1954. Now subject to a long term restoration project
For more details see the History page.

Navigation Authority: : Comy. of Proprietors of the Stroudwater Navigation, 4-7 Rowcroft, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3BJ: Telephone 01453 762781 :

Website: http://www.stroudwater.co.uk/

Partly restored Ryeford Double Lock

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  • Pike Bridge Project A project that is being organised by the Cotswold Canals Trust as part of its contribution to the restoration of the Stroudwater Navigation and the Thames & Severn Canal.
  • The Cotswold Canals Trust Restoring the Stroudwater and Thames & Severn Canals.
  • Penelope's World of Water Features the Cotswold Canals
  • The Cotswold Canals This website has been created as a result of a photographic survey of the Stroudwater and Thames & Severn Canals, and contains some 300 photos.
  • Saul Junction Boat Owners Club Located at Saul Junction, where the Stroudwater meets the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal.

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Stroudwater Canal: Length 70 foot, beam 15 foot 6 inches. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Stroudwater Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Wallbridge Junction

Junction with Thames and Severn Canal Thames and Severn Canal Junction

0

0

U

0

Dudbridge Top Lock No 1

Franklin's Upper Lock

0.5

1

U

0

Dudbridge Bottom Lock No 2

Franklin's Lower Lock

0.6

2

U

0

Ryeford Double Locks Nos 3 and 4

Staircase

1.8

4

U

0

Newtown Lock No 5

Fomerly known as Upper Nassfield Lock.

3.6

5

N

0

Blunder Lock Lock No 6

Formerly known as Lower Nassfield Lock.

4

6

N

0

Pike Lock No 7

Also called Eastington or Turnpike Lock

4.1

7

U

0

Court Orchard Lock No 8

Dock Lock

4.3

8

U

0

Westfield Lock No 9

4.5

9

U

0

Bristol Road Lock No 10

5.4

10

U

0

Whitminster Lock No 11

6.6

11

U

0

Saul Junction

Junction with Gloucester & Sharpness Ship Canal Gloucester and Sharpness Ship Canal Junction

7

11

U

SO756093

162

Junction Lock No 12

7.1

12

U

0

Framilode Lock No 13

Junction with River Severn River Severn Junction

8

13

U

0

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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