Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Boats moored at Saul Junction

Cotswold Canals c1960 - Richard Lord Collection

A collection of photographs taken by Richard Courtenay Lord in the late 1950s and early 1960s showing - in many cases - views of the canals that can no longer be seen.

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Stroudwater Navigation
Bristol Road Lock, looking towards Hyde's Bridge (demolished)

1. Bristol Road Lock, looking towards Hyde's Bridge (demolished)

Bristol Road Lock after top gates removed

2. Bristol Road Lock after top gates removed

View from Pike Bridge to Dock Lock

3. View from Pike Bridge to Dock Lock

View from Lodgemore Bridge towards Stroud

4. View from Lodgemore Bridge towards Stroud

Thames & Severn Canal
Bowbridge Lock, Stroud

5. Bowbridge Lock, Stroud

Brimscombe Port before infilling

6. Brimscombe Port before infilling

Brimscombe Port before infilling

7. Brimscombe Port before infilling

Brimscombe Port before infilling and demolition

8. Brimscombe Port before infilling and demolition

View towards Ile's Mill Bridge, Brimscombe

9. View towards Ile's Mill Bridge, Brimscombe

Chalfo9rd Roundhouse and Wharf

10. Chalfo9rd Roundhouse and Wharf

View from under Chapel Bridge - since demolished

11. View from under Chapel Bridge - since demolished

Chapel Lock, Chalford - now infilled - and installation of new sewer

12. Chapel Lock, Chalford - now infilled - and installation of new sewer

Sewer being installed alongside A419 at Chalford before road widening

13. Sewer being installed alongside A419 at Chalford before road widening

Whitehall Lower Lock

14. Whitehall Lower Lock

Milestone Siccaridge Upper Lock - still there today

15. Milestone Siccaridge Upper Lock - still there today

Daneway Basin with empty canal beyond.

16. Daneway Basin with empty canal beyond.

Washing outside cottage at Daneway next to Tunnel Portal!

17. Washing outside cottage at Daneway next to Tunnel Portal!

Daneway Portal of Sapperton Canal Tunnel

18. Daneway Portal of Sapperton Canal Tunnel

Milestone Plate, Daneway Tunnel Portal (since removed)

19. Milestone Plate, Daneway Tunnel Portal (since removed)

Sapperton Canal Tunnel - Coates Portal

20. Sapperton Canal Tunnel - Coates Portal

Tunnel House Inn

21. Tunnel House Inn

Tunnel House Inn

22. Tunnel House Inn

Coates Roundhouse & Skew Bridge

23. Coates Roundhouse & Skew Bridge

Milestone plate near Thames Head (since removed)

24. Milestone plate near Thames Head (since removed)

Thames Head Wharf, looking towards A433

25. Thames Head Wharf, looking towards A433

Site of Thames Head Pumping Station (centre)

26. Site of Thames Head Pumping Station (centre)

Canal at Thames Head Pumping Station

27. Canal at Thames Head Pumping Station

Smerrill Aqueduct shortly after removal of structure

28. Smerrill Aqueduct shortly after removal of structure

Wharf House Cirencester basin - since demolished

29. Wharf House Cirencester basin - since demolished

Blue House, Furzenleaze, Upper Siddington

30. Blue House, Furzenleaze, Upper Siddington

Canal looking towards Cricklade Wharf with 'old' A419 to right

31. Canal looking towards Cricklade Wharf with 'old' A419 to right

Canal south of A419 looking towards Latton Junction

32. Canal south of A419 looking towards Latton Junction

Cricklade Wharf House

33. Cricklade Wharf House

Cerney Wick Roundhouse

34. Cerney Wick Roundhouse

Canal near Kempsford

35. Canal near Kempsford

Milestone near Kempsford (since removed)

36. Milestone near Kempsford (since removed)

Oatlands Bridge, Kempsford, before canal infilled

37. Oatlands Bridge, Kempsford, before canal infilled