Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Cotswold Canals Quiz (2017) with Answers

  1. A lock on the Stroudwater with a fish in it? (Pike)
  2. Name three bridges on the Thames & Severn that have a colour in their name. (Whitehall, Blue House, Blackgore or Green Lane)
  3. What year did the Stonehouse & Nailsworth (Midland) Railway finally close? (1966)
  4. A Lock where cargo can be loaded & unloaded, apparently? (Dock Lock, Eastington)
  5. Which monarch was on the throne when the Stroudwater Navigation was opened? (King George III)
  6. How far is Inglesham from the new milestone installed at Capel's Mill in 2017? (28¼)
  7. What year was the 'Upper Portion' of the Thames & Severn Canal abandoned? (1927)
  8. Rush Skate Park is currently based here? (Brimscombe Port)
  9. A bridge on the Tham,es & Severn that shares its name with a breed of dog? (Greyhound)
  10. In what month in 1789 did the Thames & Severn Canal officially open? (November)
  11. How many locks are there in the Eastington Flight? (Five)
  12. How many places has a railway (at any time) crossed the route of either canal? (Nine)
    1. Ocean, Stonehouse.
    2. Former Midland Railway, Stonehouse.
    3. Capel's Mill Viaduct, Stroud.
    4. Bourne railway viaduct, near Bourne Lock, Brimscombe.
    5. Near St Mary's Lock, Chalford.
    6. Hayley Wood, Coates, where the railway crosses the Sapperton Canal Tunnel !
    7. Skew Bridge, Coates.
    8. Ewen Wharf - former Kemble-Cirencester branch line - bridge still exists.
    9. Demolished Midland & South Western Junction railway bridge, Siddington.
  13. How many locks are there with 'Siccaridge Wood' in the name? (Three)
  14. What year did the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal open? (1827)
  15. How many 'single' locks are there between Cricklade Wharf and Lechlade? (Two - Eisey Lock & Inglesham Lock)
  16. Name of a long-demolished bridge on the Thames & Severn that was never straight? (Crooked)
  17. This infilled lock & bridge on the Thames & Severn was well attended on a Sunday, presumably? (Chapel)
  18. What is the distance in 'canal miles' from Wallbridge to the Daneway Portal of Sapperton Tunnel, according to the adjacent milestone (when the milestone plate was fitted)? (7.5)
  19. What is the name of the Cotswold Canals Trust's trip boat based at Lechlade on Thames? ('Inglesham')
  20. A canal building with no corners? (Round House)
  21. How long is the Sapperton Canal Tunnel; is it 153.5, 173.5 or 193.5 chains? (One chain equals 22 yards) (173.5)
  22. How many locks were there at Siddington? (Four)
  23. How many 'in service' railway bridges are there on the two canals? (One - Skew Bridge, Coates)
  24. How many double locks are there on the Thames & Severn Canal? (One - Dudgrove, Inglesham)
  25. No lifting gear required to get over this missing bridge at South Cerney? (Crane Bridge)
  26. A lock on the Thames & severn with some cured meat in it? (Ham Mill Lock)
  27. Water can be seen roaring through this lock in Chalford after prolonged periods of heavy rain? (Red Lion Lock)
  28. Whose Orchard can be found on the Thames & Severn? (Gough's)
  29. This recently restored swing bridge is all at sea? (Ocean Swing Bridge, Stonehouse)
  30. Who designed the first Cornish-type beam engine to be used at the Thames Head Pumping station in 1794? (James Watt and Matthew Boulton - or simply Boulton & Watt)