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Brimscombe, Gloucestershire, England


Notes: Brimscombe was an important local centre during the Industrial Revolution with its canal and rail links, with Brimscombe Port serving as the hub of the Thames and Severn canal.

Brimscombe Port was originally built to transfer cargo from Severn Trows, which travelled from the River Severn down the Stroudwater Navigation, to Thames barges which carried the goods eastwards towards London. This was necessary because the locks to the east of the port were too narrow to accommodate the larger sea-going Trows. There were also several boat-building yards at the port, including Abdela & Mitchell, who exported boats, notably paddle steamers, all over the world. According to recent on-the-ground research the legendary riverboat ‘Queen Of Africa’ which gave a star performance in the John Huston movie 'The African Queen' was built at the Abdela & Mitchell Brimscombe works between 1908 and 1911.

Until the construction of what is now the A419 road along the bottom of the valley in 1815, Thrupp Lane was the main thoroughfare between Stroud and Chalford. The condition of this road was such that it required a whole day for a team of horses to draw a loaded waggon and return, a distance of only four miles each way.

City, Town or Village : Latitude: 51.7203036, Longitude: -2.1924321


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The Industrial History of Stroud
The Industrial History of Stroud


Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Buried    Person ID   Tree 
1 Powell, George  25 Apr 1903Brimscombe, Gloucestershire, England I15073 Mitchell Families 
2 Vick, Emily  24 Dec 1895Brimscombe, Gloucestershire, England I15074 Mitchell Families