Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Occupation Bridge, Whitminster

Occupation Bridge, Whitminster
Occupation Bridge - view towards Saul
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A narrow brick-built accommodation bridge. The bricks are handmade and of a dark red colour, laid to a fairly irregular bond.

The bridge has an elliptical arch springing from wedge-shaped stone springers and protected by a simple projecting brick dripmould. The wing walls are built with an inward batter and curve outwards from the arch to end in pilaster terminals.

The parapet brickwork is contiguous with that of the wing walls and spandrels rather than being of a separate construction. The parapet is level over the arch and then slopes gently down in a straight line on either side to the ends of the wing walls; it is topped by a plain stone coping.

There have been some repair to the wing walls and parapet by the Cotswolds Canals Trust.

Occupation Bridge, Whitminster
Occupation Bridge - before the nearby trees were removed
Occupation Bridge, Whitminster
Occupation Bridge
Occupation Bridge, Whitminster
Occupation Bridge - view towards Stonehouse
Occupation Bridge, Whitminster
View from Occupation Bridge towards Stonehouse
Occupation Bridge, Whitminster
View of Occupation Bridge looking towards Saul
Occupation Bridge, Whitminster
Occupation Bridge - view towards Stroud in 1986