Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Wallbridge Lower Lock, Stroud

Work started to restore Wallbridge Lower Lock in June 2014 with the construction of a bypass channel & fish pass which carries water from the Slad Brook around the lock. Once that work was complete, volunteers took over to restore the main structure of the lock which was in  better condition than expected.

Wallbridge Lower Lock was officially opened by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on February 2, 2018.

This lock effectively marks the start of Thames & Severn Canal.

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Wallbridge Lower Lock, Stroud
Wallbridge Lower Lock
Wallbridge Lower Lock, Stroud
Wallbridge Lower Lock
Wallbridge Lower Lock, Stroud
Wallbridge Lower Lock
Wallbridge Lower Lock, Stroud
Wallbridge Lower Lock
Wallbridge Lower Lock, Stroud
Wallbridge Lower Lock with fish pass to the right

During Restoration

Wallbridge Lower Lock, Stroud
Volunteers from WRG restoring Wallbridge Lower Lock in 2015

This view shows the high off-side bank alongside the lock. Construction of the Stroudwater Court retirement homes on top was also taking place at this time.

Before Restoration

Wallbridge Lower Lock, Stroud
Remains of building at tail of Wallbridge Lower Lock
Wallbridge Lower Lock, Stroud
Wallbridge Lower Lock before restoration
Wallbridge Lower Lock, Stroud
Wallbridge Lower Lock - view towards Dudbridge