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Ebley Confluence & Connecting Weirs

Ebley Confluence & Connecting Weirs

View of new Confluence Weir from footbridge (below).
(Photo: 2037 - 04/06/2012)

Before restoration, the canal (with waters from Slad Brook, Painswick Stream & Ruscumbe Brook) was diverted directly into the River Frome at this point.

This also marked the start of the canal infilling from here to near Ryeford Double Lock.

Ebley Confluence & Connecting Weirs

View of previously infilled canal looking towards Ebley Mill
(Photo: 2811)

The Confluence Weir is on the left-hand side of the bridge, out of picture.

Ebley Confluence & Connecting Weirs

View from Confluence Weir bridge towards Stroud
(Photo: 2810 - 09/03/2014)

Ebley Confluence & Connecting Weirs

Ebley Confluence Weir (left) flows into River Frome & Ebley Mill in distance
(Photo: 2829: 26/04/2014)

Ebley Confluence & Connecting Weirs

During restoration, canal in lower part of picture
(Photo: 2830 - 21/04/2012)

Before Restoration

Ebley Confluence & Connecting Weirs

Point where canal used to be diverted into the River Frome
(Photo: 2307 - 24/09/2011)

The line of the canal was to the left, and the outflow into the river is just visible to the right. As can be seen from the post restoration photos, the footbridge is still in situ.

Ebley Connecting Weir

Ebley Confluence & Connecting Weirs

Original Ebley Connecting Weir - now redundant. Canal just visible to the left
(Photo: 2506 - 09/03/2014)

This is an original weir that helped maintain the correct water level in this section of the canal. The weir discharged surplus water into the adjacent River Frome.

This structure was left in place when the adjacent canal was infilled.

This weir is now redundant as it has since been replaced by the confluence weir above.

Ebley Confluence & Connecting Weirs

View of redundant weir looking towards Ebley Mill. River Frome left, canal right
(Photo: 2809 - 09/03/2014)