Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Cowground Bridge, Siddington

Cowground Bridge, Siddington
Cowground Bridge, Siddington looking towards South Cerney
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Initially partly restored by the Cotswold Canals Trust a few years ago. A more recent initiative (2011-14) restored the channel walls and replaced the largely missing bridge parapets.

The bridge is a standard Thames & Severn canal company designed brick-built accommodation bridge. The bricks are handmade and of a dark red colour, laid to a fairly irregular English Garden Wall 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.

Unlike those bridges to the west of the summit level, the parapet brickwork is of a separate build to the brickwork below.

Cowground Bridge, Siddington
Cowground Bridge, Siddington

Note the 'camera on a stick' shadow in this photo!

Cowground Bridge, Siddington
Cowground Bridge, Siddington
Cowground Bridge, Siddington
Cowground Bridge, Siddington looking towards Siddington village
Cowground Bridge, Siddington
Cowground Bridge, Siddington
Cowground Bridge, Siddington
View from Cowground Bridge towards South Cerney
Cowground Bridge, Siddington
View from Cowground Bridge towards Siddington village

During the 'Phase 2' Restoration

Cowground Bridge, Siddington
Cowground Bridge, Siddington mostly restored with just the parapets to add
Cowground Bridge, Siddington
Cowground Bridge, Siddington with most of the parapets missing

Before Second Phase of Restoration

Cowground Bridge, Siddington
Cowground Bridge, Siddington before the second phase of restoration started