Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Daneway Bridge

The canal is infilled for a short distance above the bridge which is used as a car park for the adjacent Daneway Inn.


Daneway Bridge is a standard Thames & Severn Canal Company designed bridge where the towpath changed sides. It seems to have been originally built of stone but radically repaired in brick. 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 drip mould. The wing walls are built with an inward ‘batter’ and curve outwards from the arch to end in pilaster terminals.

The parapet structure 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 is topped by a plain stone coping.

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Daneway Bridge
Daneway Bridge taken from the Daneway Inn car park, looking towards Chalford
Daneway Bridge
Road over Daneway Bridge, with the Daneway Inn
Daneway Bridge
Daneway Bridge from the Daneway Inn car park looking towards Chalford
Daneway Bridge
2006 view of Daneway Bridge looking towards Sapperton Canal Tunnel

Historical Photos

Daneway Bridge
1904 view of Daneway Basin Lock, Daneway Bridge and Wharf Cottage.
[Reproduced by permission of English Heritage]