Running for eight miles from the River Severn to Wallbridge, Stroud, the canal was built in the 1770s to bring coal to what was then an important centre for the manufacture of woollen cloth.
Discover how the canal played a vital role in the life of the local community - as it can again when restored for leisure uses.
July 2021: A Short History of the Canal and Sinner or Scapegoat? The rise and fall of the Stroudwater Company's clerk Edward Hains.
June 2021: Who was Who, 1774-1779 listing people involved in creating the Stroudwater Navigation.
May 2021: Location maps added to Heritage Sites. Improved search functionality.