Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Ebley Confluence & Connecting Weirs

Before restoration, the canal (with waters from Slad Brook, Painswick Stream & Ruscumbe Brook) was diverted directly into the River Frome at this point. This also marked the start of the canal infilling from here to near Ryeford Double Lock.

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Ebley Confluence & Connecting Weirs
View of new Confluence Weir from footbridge (below).
Ebley Confluence & Connecting Weirs
View of previously infilled canal looking towards Ebley Mill

The line of the canal was to the left, and the outflow into the river is just visible to the right. As can be seen from the post restoration photos, the footbridge is still in situ.

Ebley Confluence & Connecting Weirs
View from Confluence Weir bridge towards Stroud

This is an original weir that helped maintain the correct water level in this section of canal by discharging surplus water into the adjacent River Frome. The structure was left in place when the canal was infilled but is now redundant. The new confluence weir (above) now fulfils this function.

Ebley Confluence & Connecting Weirs
Ebley Confluence Weir (left) flows into River Frome & Ebley Mill in distance
Ebley Confluence & Connecting Weirs
During restoration, canal in lower part of picture

Before Restoration

Ebley Confluence & Connecting Weirs
Point where canal used to be diverted into the River Frome

Ebley Connecting Weir

Ebley Confluence & Connecting Weirs
Original Ebley Connecting Weir - now redundant. Canal just visible to the left
Ebley Confluence & Connecting Weirs
View of redundant weir looking towards Ebley Mill. River Frome left, canal right