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Brimscombe Port, Near Stroud, Gloucestershire, England

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Media TitleBrimscombe Port, Near Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
Media NotesJust to the right of centre in this picture is Port Mill with the water tower dominating the roof-line of the mill which was re-built in 1811.

At one time Brimscombe Port (opened in 1789) was a focal point as the Headquarters for the Thames and Severn Canal. Sea-going Severn trows came all the way up to Brimscombe from the River Severn. They could not navigate further onto the Stroudwater canal because they were too large. So, at the Port, goods were transferred to narrower boats to transport cargo through the Sapperton Tunnel to the River Thames and beyond.

Goods and freight were of all sorts, including cloth and wool but predominately, the port was used to store coal. In fact, an island in the port was used for this purpose because it provided ideal security against theft of this valuable commodity by local people!

The canal and port finally closed in 1933.
Owner/SourcePhotograph Origin Unknown
DateAdded 25 Oct 2010
Latitude51.7203036
Longitude-2.1924321
Linked toBrimscombe, Gloucestershire, England; Stroud, Gloucestershire, England

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