Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Brimscombe Port

The port was the headquarters of the Thames & Severn Canal Company, and the site incorporated a 700 ft (213m) long canal basin which has long since been infilled. Most of the former port, which was redeveloped in the 1960s into a light industrial area, has since been acquired by Stroud District Council.

Rush Skate Park

The delay in the redevelopment of the Port presented new opportunities for local businesses.  One of these is Rush Skate Park which occupies the former factory building below.  This is a fantastic 40,000 sq ft indoor facility for those with scooters, skateboards, roller blades and BMX bikes.

Listed Buildings

Port Mill, the salt warehouse and a length of the Port's boundary wall alongside the River Frome are all Grade II listed.

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Brimscombe Port
Rush Skate Park, the car park of which sits over part of the infilled basin
Brimscombe Port
Grade II listed Port Mill at Brimscombe Port, with salt store in the centre
Brimscombe Port
Line of the infilled canal through Brimscombe Port
Brimscombe Port
Another view of the Port showing the extent of the site
Brimscombe Port
Grade II listed Brimscombe Port salt warehouse
Brimscombe Port
East Wharf Cottage. One of the 2 surviving canal buildings at Brimscombe Port
Brimscombe Port
Grade II listed Brimscombe Port boundary wall. River Frome to left
Brimscombe Port
Plaque on a 1960s building marking the original use of the site (since removed)