Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Header Image

Site of Wallbridge Basin

Site of Wallbridge Basin

Start point of the Thames & Severn Canal in the middle distance
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Wallbridge Basin marked the terminus of the Stroudwater Navigation in Stroud.  The basin has long since been infilled, however the route of the canal survived.

The point at which the Stroudwater entered the basin also marked the start of the Thames & Severn Canal, which is in effect a continuation of the waterway, although they were originally operated by two separate companies.

Stroud Sewer Obstruction

Worth noting that in the photo above, and in the header photo, there are a series of markers in the channel.  The furtherest ones mark the point where a main Stroud sewer crosses the canal. 

This was constructed after the canal was abandoned (for navigation purposes) and is only about 600mm or so below the surface.  At the moment this poses an obstruction to navigation for most vessels.

It is understood that this sewer is to be re-routed at some point, so this obstruction should be removed.

Site of Wallbridge Basin

Site of Wallbridge basin - long since infilled

Former Canal Warehouse

Site of Wallbridge Basin

The red-brick building is the former canal warehouse at Wallbridge Basin, Stroud

Site of Wallbridge Basin

Former canal warehouse, Wallbridge Basin, Stroud

Original Boundary Gate

Site of Wallbridge Basin

Original towpath gateway into former basin area

Site of Wallbridge Basin

Original towpath gateway into former basin area. View towards Stroud centre

Before Restoration of Canal

Site of Wallbridge Basin

Point at which Thames & Severn Canal meets the Stroudwater Navigation