Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Dudbridge Wharf & Crane

The section of canal by the former Dudbridge Wharf was restored during 2012.

An original canal crane is behind the fence on the towpath-side of the canal, above the new footbridge at Hilly Orchard. The crane is the only one that survives on the two canals, and is now Grade 2 listed. Note that the crane itself is on private property.

The Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archeology (GSIA) have published two articles about the crane, links below:

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Dudbridge Wharf & Crane
Boats and people at the Stroud-on-Water festival 2012.
Dudbridge Wharf & Crane
Dudbridge Wharf area before restoration
Dudbridge Wharf & Crane
Close-up of the crane jib.