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Capel's Mill - Railway Viaduct & New Canal Channel

Capel's Mill - Railway Viaduct & New Canal Channel

New clay-lined section. View from near Dr Newton's Way Bridge to viaduct
(Photo: 2059 - 31/05/2013)

The original canal line was lost when the Stroud bypass (Dr Newton's Way) was built in the 1980s. The new route, using a different arch under the railway viaduct, was mostly occupied by an old rubbish tip. The new 330m length of canal comprises a concrete channel under and east of the railway viaduct, and a clay-lined section to the west. The site was opened to the Public on May 10 & 11, 2013 to view the new concrete channel.

Capel's Mill - Railway Viaduct & New Canal Channel

New clay lined section between Dr Newton's Way & viaduct
(Photo: 2695 - 31/05/2013)

Capel's Mill - Railway Viaduct & New Canal Channel

New concrete canal channel east of viaduct
(Photo: 2696 - 02/06/2013)

Capel's Mill - Railway Viaduct & New Canal Channel

New concrete canal channel east of viaduct
(Photo: 2325 - 31/05/2013)

Capel's Mill - Railway Viaduct & New Canal Channel

Point where the new rejoins the existing (see last photo)
(Photo: 2693 - 02/06/2013)

Capel's Mill - Railway Viaduct & New Canal Channel

Open day where the public viewed the new channel before being filled
(Photo: 2694 - 10/05/2013)

Before Restoration

Capel's Mill - Railway Viaduct & New Canal Channel

New canal route east of Dr Newton's Way after initial undergrowth clearance
(Photo: 2522 - 13/04/2012)

Capel's Mill - Railway Viaduct & New Canal Channel

End of infilling below 'Waitrose' roundabout
(Photo: 2691 - 09/04/2011)