Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Stroudwater Lock, Saul Junction

Stroudwater Lock, also known as Junction Lock, marks the start of a section of Stroudwater Navgation that used to link the canal to the River Severn before the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal was constructed. The canal is infilled from this lock (in the westerly direction) to the village of Saul.

It is very unlikely that the link to the River Severn using Stroudwater Navgation will ever be re-opened, not least because of the dangers of locking into the river at Upper Framliode. The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal provides the needed connecticity to the National Waterays Network further upstream at Gloucester.

This lock, which is Grade II listed, was restored by the CRT in the socond half of 2016.

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Stroudwater Lock, Saul Junction
Stroudwater Lock, Saul Junction
Stroudwater Lock, Saul Junction
Stroudwater Lock, Saul Junction, looking towards Upper Framilode
Stroudwater Lock, Saul Junction
Stroudwater Lock, Saul Junction
Stroudwater Lock, Saul Junction
Stroudwater Lock, Saul Junction
Stroudwater Lock, Saul Junction
Stroudwater Lock, Saul Junctionl, looking towards Stroud
Stroudwater Lock, Saul Junction
Stroudwater Lock paddle gear detail

Before Lock Restoration

Stroudwater Lock, Saul Junction
Stroudwater Lock, Saul Junction, before 2016 restoration
Stroudwater Lock, Saul Junction
Stroudwater Lock, Saul Junction, before 2016 restoration
Stroudwater Lock, Saul Junction
Stroudwater Lock, Saul Junction, before 2016 restoration