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The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

An Illustrated History

by Hugh Conway-Jones

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  • 4 Currently reading

Published by Tempus .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Local history,
  • Narrowboats & canals,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • England,
  • Midlands,
  • Boating - General,
  • Ships & Shipbuilding - History,
  • Transportation / Ships & Shipbuilding / History,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10820360M
    ISBN 10075242789X
    ISBN 109780752427898
    OCLC/WorldCa60848404

    This was a canal towpath overnight cycle trip on the canal from Sharpness to Gloucester Docks followed by roads north to a pub and campsite beside the River Severn at Wainlode Hill, Norton. We parked our car on open ground above the marina at Sharpness near the start of the track down to the marina/lock bypassing the steps and starting the ride TripAdvisor reviews. Docks. Sharpness docks began as a basin giving access to the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. There were no port facilities at Sharpness itself and all traffic proceeded up the canal to original Old Dock opened, with the canal, in The dock was separated from the Severn by a lock gate.

    The canal was completed in at a cost of GBP, With the Stroudwater Navigation, which had been completed in , it completed a link between the River Severn and the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal in the west and the River Thames in the east. Both the Stroudwater Navigation and Thames and Severn Canal are 'broad canals'. Download PDF The Gloucester Sharpness Canal Through Time book full free. The Gloucester Sharpness Canal Through Time available for download and read online in other forma.

    Here's a couple of ships you might recognise from the Docks. With the 75th anniversary of VE day on Friday 8 May, we've created some short films taking.   The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal - An Illustrated History draws on contemporary sources and throws new light on the construction, operation and maintenance of the canal. It highlights not only the people involved but also the vessels that used it and the facilities that were provided at Gloucester and at : Amberley Publishing.


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The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal by Hugh Conway-Jones Download PDF EPUB FB2

Sharpness Inner Lock Chamber, Sharpness, Gloucester & Sharpness Canal. 2nd Nov am to 18th Dec pm A stoppage is required in order to carry out repairs to the lock chamber sluice. 01/06/ The information above is a draft notice of works planned as part of our winter /21 stoppages programme.

Book Now. This year the event will be held on: Sunday 26th January Location: Gloucester Sharpness Canal. Overview: Since the first event Zandermania has grown in size and reputation, Fished on the fantastic Gloucester and Sharpness Shipping Canal in Gloucestershire.

The canal is a little over 16 miles in length with an average depth of. The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal was built to by-pass the treacherous tidal stretch of the River Severn below Gloucester.

At a higher level than the River, the canal is entered via the sea lock at Sharpness or by locking up from the Severn at Gloucester. The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal is a canal in the west of England, between Gloucester and Sharpness; for much of its length it runs close to the tidal River Severn, but cuts off a significant loop in the river, at a once-dangerous bend near Arlingham.

It was once the broadest and deepest canal in the world and is km or miles long. The Gloucester to Sharpness Canal Originally the plan was for a ship canal betwen Gloucester and Berkeley as authorised by an Act of Parliament in Unfortunately, only one third of the canal was completed at this time but after several years work began and the.

The Gloucester & Sharpness canal runs from Sharpness which is on the tidal reaches of the River Severn, to Gloucester where it joins the Severn Navigation Canal. The route provides a constantly navigable connection between Gloucester and the upper navigable section of the River Severn, avoiding areas such as the dangerous bend near Arlingham.

Gloucester & Sharpness Canal This page describes the general features of the canal - the dimensions, the bridges, the bridgemen's houses and the towpath. The links above lead to pages giving further information on sections of the canal, and the following links highlight specific features.

Buy The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal Through Time First Edition by Hugh Conway-Jones (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 2. Nationalised inthe canal attracted new trade post-war, only to see it die away in the s.

Sharpness remains a successful port and this book shows how it has changed and how the buildings at Gloucester Docks have found new s: 2. The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal - An Illustrated History Drawing on contemporary sources, this book by Hugh Conway-Jones sheds new light on the construction, operation and maintenance of the canal, highlighting the people involved, the vessels that used the canal and the facilities that were provided at Gloucester and Sharpness.

The Port is separated from the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and the rest of the inland waterways by two swing bridges operated by Sharpness Port staff. If your boat has an air draft of more than 5m you will need the high level bridge to be swung so must also book this in advance with the Sharpness Pierhead.

Have cycled from Gloucester all way to Sharpness and back. I am a keen mountain biker and it is about 50k return but you can start at any point. It is an interesting and scenic ride with places to stop for refreshments in several spots/5().

The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal - An Illustrated History draws on contemporary sources and throws new light on the construction, operation and maintenance of the canal. in Canals. The great thing about the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal is that there aren’t any locks to navigate, and all bridges are operated by Canal & River Trust staff (and controlled by Red & Green lights) – all this reduces the stress levels if new to boating and helps guarantee a relaxing day out.

National Waterways Museum Gloucester Canal & RIver Trust Richard Trelfa 'The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal - An Illustrated History' (book) See More. The Folk of Gloucester. April 6 The Folk of Gloucester updated their website address. I'm one of those Folk of Gloucester. Lived in Mount Street in the s.

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Find cheap deals and discount rates among them that best fit your budget. It's simple to book your hotel with Expedia. Towpaths such as those along the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal should be "strictly for local use only", the Canal & River Trust (CRT) has said.

It turned out to be a really indulgent treat and an education rolled into one, travelling on the Gloucester to Sharpness Canal in splendidly-catered comfort on board the tonne MV Edward Elgar, thanks to English Holiday Cruises.

Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, Gloucester: See reviews, articles, and 65 photos of Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, ranked No.6 on Tripadvisor among 67 attractions in Gloucester/5().

could dock at Gloucester without having to stop elsewhere. However the river was tidal and difficult to navigate, so few large ships made it up to Gloucester. Work on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, originally called the Gloucester and Berkeley Canal, began in Lack of funds delayed the project, but the canal finally opened in Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.

Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better. Concrete barges were built on the Gloucester to Sharpness canal in the s, but it’s likely that the ones slowly mouldering away at Purton came .