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.
The Confluence Weir is on the left-hand side of the bridge, out of picture.
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 Connecting Weir
This is an original weir that helped maintain the correct water level in this section of the canal. The weir discharged surplus water into the adjacent River Frome.<br /><br />This structure was left in place when the adjacent canal was infilled.<br /><br />This weir is now redundant as it has since been replaced by the confluence weir above.