Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Canal Facts

Stroudwater Navigation - As Constructed
Stroudwater Canal opened 1779
Stroudwater Canal closed 1954
Canal length - Wallbridge, Stroud to River Severn 12.6 km (7.8 miles)
Number of locks - Wallbridge to River Severn 13
Fall from Wallbridge to River Severn 32 m (105 ft)

 

Stroudwater Navigation - When Restored
Canal length - Wallbridge, Stroud to Saul Junction 11.4 km (7.1 miles)
Number of locks - Wallbridge to Saul Junction 12
Fall from Wallbridge to Saul Junction 26.3 m (86 ft 3 in)

 

Thames & Severn Canal
Thames & Severn Canal opened 1789
Thames & Severn Canal abandoned (in two phases):
- Whitehall Bridge to Inglesham
- Wallbridge to Whithall Bridge

1927
1933
Canal length 46.3 km (28.75 miles)
Total number of locks 44
Rise from Wallbridge, Stroud to summit (Sapperton) 73.5 m (241 ft)
Locks to summit 28
Distance from Wallbridge to summit (Sapperton) 11.4 km (7.1 miles)
Length of summit 12.9 km (8 miles)
Length of Cirencester Arm 2 km (1.25 miles)
Locks from summit to River Thames, Inlgesham 16
Fall from summit to River Thames, Inglesham 39.3 m (129 ft)
Distance from summit to River Thames, Inglesham 21.9 km (13.6 miles)
Length of Sapperton Canal Tunnel 3,490 m (3,817 yards,
173.5 chains or 2.2 miles)
Tunnel width (nominal) 4.4 m (14 ft 4 in)
Tunnel internal height (nominal) 4.7 m (15 ft 4 in)