The End of the Canal

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The end of the canal
The end of the canal

Viewed from the railway station, the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal canal once ended at a wharf in the middle of this photo.  Restoration plans will terminate the canal at a new wharf to the right of this photo, a little short of its original end.

Waterway and Kilometerage HAG 54.500.08
OS Grid Reference SO 51459 40604
Date and Time 160122 153030
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Canal Road

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Canal Road
Canal Road

There’s a big clue in the name of the road which once led to the wharf at the end of the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal near the railway station.

Waterway and Kilometerage HAG 54.500.03
OS Grid Reference SO 51304 40328
Date and Time 160122 151238
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Farriers Way Bridge

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Farriers Way Bridge
Farriers Way Bridge

The new route passes under Farriers Way Bridge and curves to the right to rejoin the original alignment of the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal.  The bridge han an example of the signs along the route of the canal to generate local interest.

Waterway and Kilometerage HAG 53.885.01
OS Grid Reference SO 51024 40949
Date and Time 160122 145754
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The new Route is Reserved

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The new route is reserved
The new route is reserved

The grassed area along the edge of the retail park next to Newtown Road marks the new route for the restored Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal.  A footbridge is already in place where the route curves to the left around the end of the car park.

Waterway and Kilometerage HAG 53.800.01
OS Grid Reference SO 50853 40981
Date and Time 160122 145346
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Proposed New Alignment of the Canal

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Proposed new alignment
Proposed new alignment

The proposed new alignment for the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal comes towards the camera near the centre of the picture.  The old route ran diagonally across the centre of the picture, from top left to bottom right.

 Waterway and Kilometerage HAG 53.780.01
OS Grid Reference SO 50834 41012
Date and Time 160122 145301
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A Former Bridge

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A former bridge
A former bridge

A very slight hump in the road, next to the trees, marks the location of a former bridge crossing the HerefordshiRe & Gloucestershire Canal.  There’s nothing to see of the route in either direction as modern buildings cover the line.  The proposed new route passes left to right behind the white buildings.

Waterway and Kilometerage HAG 53.540
OS Grid Reference SO 50875 41290
Date and Time 160122 144708
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