Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Bagpath Bridge, Thrupp

Bagpath Bridge has been restored by the Cotswold Canals Trust.

Construction

Standard canal company pattern brick-built accommodation bridge. The bricks are handmade and of a dark red colour, laid to a fairly irregular English bond. The bridge has a segmental arch springing from wedge-shaped stone springers and is protected by a simple projecting brick dripmould.

The wing walls are built with an inward ‘batter’ and curve outwards from the arch to end in pilaster terminals.

The parapet brickwork is contiguous with that of the wing walls and spandrels rather than being of a separate construction. The parapet is level over the arch and then slopes gently down in a straight line on either side to the ends of the wing walls; it was topped by a plain stone coping but this has been replaced in brick.

Although the bridge has been restored, and the parapets have been partly rebuilt, it is substantial in original
condition.

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Bagpath Bridge, Thrupp
Bagpath Bridge - view towards Stroud
Bagpath Bridge, Thrupp
Bagpath Bridge - view towards Stroud
Bagpath Bridge, Thrupp
Bagpath Bridge - view towards Stroud
Bagpath Bridge, Thrupp
Bagpath Bridge - view towards Chalford
Bagpath Bridge, Thrupp
View from Bagpath Bridge towards Stroud

Before Restoration

Bagpath Bridge, Thrupp
Bagpath Bridge in 1986 view towards Chalford