Dock and Lock walls at Bullo Pill, Newnham, Gloucestershire

Dock and Lock walls at Bullo Pill, Newnham, Gloucestershire
Photograph taken 02 June 2005 © Mr John Peters. Source Historic England Archive ref: 353949

Bullo Pill was a tidal creek used until 1800 for boatbuilding. The Forest of Dean Tramroad Co. then developed it to allow coal from the nearby Forest of Dean coalfield to be shipped out. There are the remains of the tidal lock and the water storage basins at the creek head. However little remains of the coal chutes which were the reason for its existence. It is an historically important remnant of the former trade routes in and across the river Severn.

Location

Gloucestershire Newnham

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

dock ship industry coal water transport Georgian (1714 - 1836)