North Wilts Canal/ Branch

Historic Map


Construction of the North Wilts canal started in 1814 from Swindon and completed in 1819 to Latton and a junction with the Thames and Severn canal. The cut was a total of 8.4 miles, a fall of 59.1 feet, 12 Locks, 34 Bridges and 6 Aqueducts.

In 1821 an act of parliament incorporated both the North Wilts canal and the Wilts & Berks canal. The Canal closed in 1914.

Swindon
Moredon
Moredon
Author : Alan Tanzell
Cricklade
Cricklade
Author : Gary Kenyon
Latton