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The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal An Illustrated History by Hugh Conway-Jones

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Published by Tempus .
Written in English


  • 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

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10820360M
ISBN 10075242789X
ISBN 109780752427898

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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 in , the 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.