Historical background to selected sites along the Stroudwater Canal.
The wharf can still be seen to the west of the A38 Bristol Road, but the lock has been cleared away.
This lock acquired its name after the engineer in charge made an error when setting out its level.
Named after the nearby settlement of Newtown, this lock was the first to be fully restored.
Bonds Mill was a major centre for the production of woollen cloth. The Gate House was originally a Second World War pillbox.
Built in the 1840s, it was replaced by an embankment after the canal closed, and it is now being rebuilt.
Formed when the canal was constructed, the Ocean was later used by barges and by anglers.