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Thames & Severn Canal – Cotswold Canals

Originally conceived as part of a canal route between Bristol and London, the canal connects to the Stroudwater Navigation at Wallbridge near Stroud and to the Thames at the recently restored Inglesham Lock near Lechlade. 

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Facts & Stats

28 miles

(45.1km)

The length of the Thames & Severn Canal restoration.

0 locks

1927-46

Year closed

From Saul to Stonehouse

Reopening of the west end from Saul to Stonehouse will be a focus for restoration over the coming years.

The Lottery-funded Phase 1a section (Stonehouse to Brimscombe) is mostly complete. A provisionally approved second Lottery grant would reopen the all-important Phase 1b (Stonehouse to Saul), linking the restored section to the national network at Saul. We won’t know if the multi-million pound grant has got its final approval until autumn 2020, but any initial work we do on this work) improves the chances of it being confirmed.