Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Weir and Pound above Ryeford Double Lock

Before restoration, a significant part of the length between Ryeford Lock and the site of the newly constructed Oil Mills Bridge was infilled with domestic refuse in the 1960's.

Holly Tree House Spill Weir

This structure is in the grounds of Holly Tree House, about 100m or so west from Oil Mills Bridge. The weir no longer plays a significant role in the water-level management of this section of canal.  This is now performed by the new Ebley confluence and overflow weirs.

Although adjacent to the towpath, the weir can no longer been seen as it's behind a high boundary wall.

The weir is Grade 2 listed.

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Weir and Pound above Ryeford Double Lock
Restored canal from Oil Mills Bridge looking towards Ryeford
Weir and Pound above Ryeford Double Lock
View of restored canal above Ryeford Lock

Before Restoration

Weir and Pound above Ryeford Double Lock
Unrestored canal from Oil Mills Bridge looking towards Ryeford
Weir and Pound above Ryeford Double Lock
View of unrestored canal above Ryeford Lock looking towards Stroud
Weir and Pound above Ryeford Double Lock
Site of former sewer obstruction near Oil Mills Bridge

Holly Tree House Spill Weir

Weir and Pound above Ryeford Double Lock
Holly Tree House spill weir - no longer visible from the towpath