Information about historical features to be seen along the towpath from Framilode to Wallbridge, Stroud.
At the entrance to the canal from the River Severn at Framilode, there was a lock, a basin, and a house for the Canal Company's lock keeper and toll clerk.
At Saul Junction, the Stroudwater Canal is crossed by what is now known as the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal - a unique crossing of two independent canals.
The canal though Whitminster featured an important feeder from the River Frome, an aqueduct over the Frome and a coal wharf where the canal crossed the Bristol Road.
The canal through Eastington featured a flight of five locks, a coal wharf and the Canal Company's maintenance yard with a house for the man in charge.
The canal through Stonehouse served the town's coal wharf, and coal was also unloaded on the towpath side near to bridges carrying roads leading to mills in the valley below.
The canal through Ryeford passes between the site of Ryeford Mill and the former mill-owner's house, and further east there is a double lock with an adjoining house for the lock keeper.
The canal through Ebley served two large mills and other industrial businesses and also passed the grounds of a number of large houses that were occupied by business owners.
Dudbridge Wharf was the busiest wharf along the canal as it served some important industrial businesses nearby to the south and others further south along the Nailsworth valley.
The canal passed close to Lodgemore and Fromehall Mills, both of which received much coal by water, and Stroud gas works was built beside the canal so as also to benefit from water transport.
At the terminus of the canal at Wallbridge near Stroud, there was a large coal wharf, a warehouse for perishable goods and the Canal Company's offices.
An overview of the Canal, highlighting its role through time, water supply, unique features, principal wharfs and cargoes handled.