Thames & Severn Canal :: Shared Description

The Thames & Severn Canal was completed in 1789, providing a link from the River Severn with the River Thames. It connected directly with the Thames at Lechlade, while the link to the Severn was provided via the Stroudwater Canal. The Thames & Severn Canal was 36 miles in length, and also had spurs to the towns of Swindon and Cirencester. The canal had 15 locks as well as Sapperton Tunnel, a 2-mile long tunnel beneath the Cotswold hills.

The canal closed in stages between 1927 and 1933 and is currently disused. The Cotswold Canal Trust is working to restore it: LinkExternal link

More detailed information about the canal can be found on Wikipedia: LinkExternal link
by Malc McDonald
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SO8504 : Milestone at Bowbridge by Mr Red
SO8405 : Canal Milestone Plate by Museum in the Park, Stroud
SU0399 : Former canal at Siddington by Malc McDonald
SO8405 : Boundary Stone, Thames & Severn Canal by Museum in the Park, Stroud
SU0399 : Canal bridge at Siddington by Malc McDonald
SO8902 : Milestone at the Red Lion by Mr Red
SO8702 : Thames and Severn Canal, Brimscombe by Chris Allen
SO8902 : Milestone plate at the Roundhouse, Chalford by Mr Red
SO8405 : Original Canal Milestone Plate by Mr Red
SU0796 : Cerney Wick Lock by Malc McDonald
SO8503 : Milestone at Jubilee Bridge by Mr Red
SU0398 : Stile near Siddington by Malc McDonald
SU0797 : Bridge and lock keeper's cottage near South Cerney by Malc McDonald
SO8702 : Derelict lock on the Thames and Severn Canal by Chris Allen
SU0399 : Former canal lock at Siddington by Malc McDonald
SO9303 : Milestone at Siccaridge Middle Lock by Mr Red
SU0797 : Bridge over a weir near South Cerney by Malc McDonald
SO9102 : Milestone at Baker's Mill by Mr Red
SO9002 : Milestone at Chalford Water Works by Mr Red
SO8504 : Railway viaduct by Geoff Dixon
SO8405 : Canal Milestone Plate by Mr Red
SU0797 : Canal bridge near South Cerney by Malc McDonald
SU0398 : Thames & Severn Canal near Siddington by Malc McDonald
SU0399 : Cowground Bridge near Siddington by Malc McDonald
SO7806 : National Cycle Network signpost, Stonehouse by Mr Red

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Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020, Updated: Mon, 13 Jul 2020

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