Jim Shead Waterways Photographer & Writer
Text and photographs copyright of Jim Shead.
Home Introduction Waterways List Waterways Map Links Books DVD Articles Photo Gallery
Features Contact me Glossary Boats Events List History Local Waterways Help Photo List

Top 100 Sites

Wilts and Berks Canal

Description of Wilts and Berks Canal: This derelict canal runs 52 miles from Abingdon, where it joins the River Thames, to Semington, where it joins the Kennet and Avon Canal

History of Wilts and Berks Canal: Promoted by Acts of 1795, 1810, 1813, 1815 and 1821. Opened from Semington to Abingdon in 1810. North Wilts Canal promoted by an Act of 1813 and opened in 1819. Both parts were closed in 1914.
For more details see the History page.

Subordinate Waterways of Wilts and Berks Canal

Chippenham Wharf 1892 supplied by Frances Lane

Related Books of Wilts and Berks Canal

Related External Web Sites of Wilts and Berks Canal

Wilts and Berks Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Abingdon Lock

River Thames junction

0

1

U

SU496966

164

Tythe Barn Lock

0.8

2

U

0

Drayton Lock

2.5

3

U

0

Steventon Lock

4

4

U

0

Ardington Marsh Lock

5.4

5

U

0

Ardington Top Lock

5.8

6

U

0

Grove Bottom Lock

7.1

7

U

0

Grove Top Lock

8.3

12

U

0

Challow Wharf

9.3

12

U

0

Uffington Wharf

14.8

12

U

0

Longcot Bottom Lock

16.5

13

U

0

Longcott Upper Lock

16.6

14

U

0

Marston Bottom Lock

21.3

15

U

0

Marston Top Lock

21.9

18

U

0

Swindon Wharf

24.6

18

U

0

North Wilts Canal Junction

25.1

18

U

0

Summit Lock

30.3

19

U

0

Chaddington Lock

30.6

20

U

0

Dunnington Top Lock

31.8

21

U

0

Dunnington Bottom Lock

31.9

22

U

0

Seven Locks - Lock No 1

34.1

23

U

0

Seven Locks - Lock No 7

34.6

29

U

0

Dauntsey Lock

36.4

30

U

ST994802

173

Wood Common Lock

37.9

31

U

ST979787

173

Foxham Upper and Lower Locks

39.1

33

U

0

Stanley Top and Bottom Locks

42.9

35

U

0

Pewsham Top, Middle and Bottom Locks

45.1

38

U

0

Laycock Lock

47.6

39

U

0

Queenfield Lock

48

40

U

0

Melksham Forest Lock

49.1

41

U

0

Melksham Wharf

50.6

41

U

0

Semington Lock

Kennent and Avon Canal Junction

52.1

42

U

0

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

Jim Shead Waterways Photographer & Writer
Text and photographs copyright of Jim Shead.
Home Introduction Waterways List Waterways Map Links Books DVD Articles Photo Gallery
Features Contact me Glossary Boats Events List History Local Waterways Help Photo List