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Thames and Severn Canal, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Thames and Severn Canal, of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, 30 miles long, formed in 1783-92, connecting the Thames and Severn. It leaves the Thames at Lechlade and goes westward by Kempsford, South Cerney, and Siddington to Sapperton, where it passes through a tunnel 2½ miles long. From Lechlade to the tunnel it rises 134 feet, and from Sapperton to Walbridge near Stroud, where it joins the Stroud-water Canal, it falls 243 feet. There is a short branch from Siddington to Cirencester, and at Lalton there is a junction with the N Wilts Canal.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.