Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Infilled Canal Sections

Places where known infilling of 50m or more has occurred on the Stroudwater and Thames & Severn Canals between Saul Junction and Inglesham.

At first sight the list below might seem a bit daunting. However, the majority of infilling, by distance, is on agricultural land, which would be relatively easy and inexpensive to re-instate from an engineering perspective.

Where Distance
Canal - Phase Map Ref.
(westerly point)
Whitminster Lock to Stonepitts 660m SW - 1B SO 7605 0874
Bristol Road (A38) to Meadow Mill, Eastington, using new route. (Includes A38, M5 and Westfield Bridge & Lock) 1,700m SW - 1B SO 7725 0745
Hope Mill (Includes Hope Mill Lock & proposed new bridge) 190m T&S - 1A SO 8631 0269
Gough's Orchard Lock to Bourne Bridge
(Includes Brimscombe Corner Bridge & Brimscombe Port)
750m T&S - 1A SO 8657 0241
Ballinger's Bridge & Lock, Chalford
(Includes lockup garages built over lock)
50m T&S - 3 SO 8896 0244
Chalford Roundhouse towards Bell Bridge
(Includes Chapel Lock & Bridge, bus shelter and canal of reduced / unnavigable width)
400m T&S - 3 SO 8915 0248
Bell Lock (Includes Bell Bridge and adjacent car park) 60m T&S - 3 SO 8959 0248
Daneway Inn car park (Includes Daneway Lock) 50m T&S - 3 SO 9387 0340
Thames Head (Site of former pump house - uncertain how much is infilled as canal bed used as driveway) 100 to
T&S - 3 ST 9860 9906
Smerrill Aqueduct. (Includes partial embankment removal and road widening / re-alignment) 200m T&S - 3 ST 9963 9888
Ewen to Siddington (Park Leaze to Minety Road Bridge)
(Includes Furzen Leaze, Blue House and Ewen Road bridges)
2,200m T&S - 3 SU 0110 9863
Siddington Bottom Lock & Greyhound Bridge 150m T&S - 3 SU 0325 9960
South Cerney Upper Lock to Northmoor Lane Bridge. (Includes South Cerney Bridge and Cerney Middle & Bottom Locks) 540m T&S - 3 SU 0460 9826
Latton - new canal route required due to construction of A419. (Includes existing buried 'new' canal culvert under A419) 1,500m T&S - 2 SU 0918 9525
Ampney Brook aqueduct (both sides), Eisey 100m T&S - 2 SU 1104 9445
Eisey to west side of Dudgrove Farm (east of Kempsford). (Includes Crooked, Blackgore, Oatlands, Kempsford and Green Lane bridges) 4,500m T&S - 2 SU 1288 9609


Sections of reinstated canal (previously infilled)

Where Distance
Canal - Phase Map Ref.
(westerly point)
Above Ryeford Lock to Ebley Confluence Weir. Includes Oil Mills & Ebley bridges


SW - 1A SO 8224 0461
Capel's Mill 300m T&S - 1A SO 8525 0478