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Marston Meysey is the location of the second roundhouse on the T&S
Canal. This is actually quite a distance away from the village itself and
is really quite isolated towards the middle of the 5 mile pounds between
Dudgrove and Eysey.
Roundhouse in 1980 and in 1976.
The roundhouse itself became uninhabited in the 1960s and, with the inverted
roof stripped of its lead, soon started to decay. In the late 1970s, the C.W.S.,
the then owners, carried out some preventative works.
The roundhouse changed hands and in the mid 1980s and a rather unfortunate
planning application was granted allowing a large house to be built adjacent
to it with what looks like a gantry running between the new building and the
roundhouse. The effect makes the roundhouse look like some sorts of a grain
silo attached to a barn. Part of the same development obstructs the unfilled
canal bed but there is plenty of room for a diversion here. Little time was
lost in diverting the public footpath, which used to cross the adjacent bridge,
so that the public no longer had access to this interesting site and the
erection of high fences makes viewing difficult.
Meysey Roundhouse in 2002