Brimscombe Port


Photo 1

A three storey stone building, with a tower and additional building to one side can be seen with its mill pond in the foreground.

Port Mill, now owned by a publishing company, is at the entrance to Brimscombe Port. It operated as a woollen mill until 1920.

Photo 2

The Salt Store is a square two storey, tone building with central double doors on the ground and first floor. The windows on the ground floor are barred and the upper windows just have narrow slits.

The Salt Store at Brimscombe Port. Salt was a valuable commodity and was shipped here, down the River Severn from Droitwich. (In Stroud, salt was used to fix dyes). Notice how the stone building has barred windows on the ground floor and just slits on the first floor. The doors on the first floor would have been used for loading into the warehouse.

Photo 3

Two stone cottages, built alongside the River Frome, which flows at a lower level under the nearby bridge out of the port.

Cottages near to the port, built alongside the River Frome, which runs to one side of Brimscombe Port.

Photo 4

The well maintained two storey salt warehouse stands to one side of the mill.

Another view of the salt warehouse with the Port Mill in the background.

Photo 5

A small, plain, stone chapel with an arched door and narrow windows either side. There is a round window above the door.

This little chapel can be found at the roadside behind the port.

Photo 6

The pub is dropped down, at a lower level than the present road.

Another view of The Ship Inn. The canal was said to flow straight through the present car park.

Photo 7

A stone wall leads into the port, where delivery vans are moving about and cars are parked near to farirly modern warehouses (1970s – 90s).

The entrance to Brimscombe Port in early 2012. The land and buildings are still servicing a range of different businesses, but all could change soon, when restoration work begins.

Photo 8

Two signs on a signpost at the entrance to the port.

Brimscombe Port and the Mill are still signposted, even though there is presently no water at the port! A more recent Cotswold Canals sign points out the line of the original canal.

Photo 9

A stone building has central double loading doors and a higher circular opening with its own wooden door behind. Behind it, the main Port Mill building can be seen.

A warehouse and loading bay on the roadside of the Port Mill.

Photo 10

A stone cottage with a small gateway and tall hedging.

East Wharf Cottages at the back of the Port were probably lived in by workers at the port. Today they are on a quiet track between the port and the River Frome.