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Kennet Avon Canal Newbury to Devizes

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SU0563

Horton Chain Bridge No.132

SU05632009 SU0563 : Fields and the Kennet and Avon canal (in the trees) near Horton by Rob Purvis
2011 SU0563 : Horton - Pillbox by Chris Talbot
2013 SU0563 : Rushes between bridges 132 and 131 by Christine Johnstone
2015 SU0563 : Fat narrowboat moored at between bridges 133 and 132 by Christine Johnstone
2013 SU0563 : Cottage near Horton Chain Bridge by Gillie Rhodes
2011 SU0563 : Approaching Horton Chain Bridge [No 132] from the north by Christine Johnstone
2011 SU0563 : Kennet and Avon Canal, Horton by Maigheach-gheal
2015 SU0563 : Slower than that! by Christine Johnstone


1977
SU0563 : Paddle wheel propelled narrow boat, Kennet and Avon Canal by Dr Neil Clifton
It is not unusual to encounter stern paddle wheel boats on this particular canal, but this was the only side-paddler I saw. Named 'Charlotte Dundas', it obviously would not be usable on canals with 7ft locks.
by Dr Neil Clifton


2009
SU0563 : Kennet and Avon Canal, Horton by Maigheach-gheal
The canal from Horton Chain Bridge.
by Maigheach-gheal


1977
SU0563 : Horton Chain Bridge, Kennet and Avon Canal by Dr Neil Clifton
This bridge is seen here from the south, (if the canal were pulled out into a straight line it would be the east, but there is a big bend here). It lies on a very important east-west minor road which gives access into Devizes from a number of villages on east Wiltshire.
by Dr Neil Clifton


2009
SU0563 : Kennet and Avon Canal, Horton by Maigheach-gheal
The canal from Horton Chain Bridge.
by Maigheach-gheal


2005
SU0563 : Kennet & Avon Canal by Michel Van den Berghe
Horton Chain Bridge
by Michel Van den Berghe





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SU0463

Bishops Cannings Swing Bridge No.133

2004
SU0463 : Bishops Cannings Swing Bridge - No.133 - K&A Canal 2004 by Maurice Pullin
The bridge here is seen from the east.
by Maurice Pullin


1977
SU0463 : Bishops Canning Swing Bridge, Kennet and Avon Canal by Dr Neil Clifton
Seen here from the western side, this bridge just carries a public footway, handy no doubt for Horton residents intent on a visit to the pub. in Bishops Canning and a considerable save over the distance by road.
by Dr Neil Clifton


2005
SU0463 : Kennet & Avon Canal by Michel Van den Berghe
Looking to the west from Bishops Cannings Swing Bridge.
by Michel Van den Berghe





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SU0363

Horton Bridge No.134

2009
SU0363 : Kennet and Avon Canal at Horton Bridge by Nigel Cox
The canal was opened in 1810 so will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2010.
by Nigel Cox


2009
SU0363 : Moorings at the Bridge Inn by Maigheach-gheal
The Kennet and Avon is clearing frozen over at this point. Image taken from bridge 134, Horton Bridge.
by Maigheach-gheal


2009
SU0363 : Kennet and Avon Canal: Horton Bridge by Nigel Cox
It's either an optical illusion or my camera but I could swear that the bridge is not symmetrical. Anyway this is Horton Bridge taking Horton Road over the canal.

Update February 2011

I am indebted to a fellow Geographer, Maurice Pullin, for the following explanation "Not an optical illusion or a camera fault. As designed by John Rennie. The extra height over the towpath allowed horses to pass under without knocking their heads. If the bridge had been symmetrical it would have been much higher in the middle. All the original fixed bridges on the K&A were built this way, also bridges on the Lancaster Canal, another wide canal engineered by John Rennie."
by Nigel Cox


2009
SU0363 : Bishops Cannings: Bridge Inn on Horton Road by Nigel Cox
This is a Wadworth Brewery pub at the Horton Bridge crossing of the Kennet and Avon Canal. The brewery's own website describes it as pre-dating the canal and from around 1800, whereas the canal was opened here in 1810. However it is some distance from the nearest village and it is difficult to understand the reason for it being built here unless the canal was already under construction. Horton Bridge is just visible on the left.
by Nigel Cox


1977
SU0363 : Horton Bridge, Kennet and Avon Canal by Dr Neil Clifton
There used to be a swing bridge here, and for years after its replacement by this fixed bridge, it was referred to as Horton 'Swing' Bridge - which, of course, led to confusion with Horton Fields Swing Bridge, some distance to the east.
by Dr Neil Clifton


2004
SU0363 : Moorings near the Bridge Inn, Horton, Kennet and Avon Canal by Dr Neil Clifton
Moorings are provided specifically for patrons of the public house, where the excellent local Wadworth's 6X can be enjoyed, as well as good food.
by Dr Neil Clifton

2009 SU0363 : Kennet and Avon Canal, Horton by Maigheach-gheal2004 SU0363 : The Bridge Inn at Horton by Trevor Pearce-Jones




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SU0362

Laywood Bridge No.135

1977
SU0362 : Laywood Bridge, Kennet and Avon Canal by Dr Neil Clifton
Seen from the western side. The bridge carries a footpath which gives access from the towpath to the unclassified Horton Road, about a quarter of a mile away.
by Dr Neil Clifton

2005 SU0362 : Kennet & Avon Canal by Michel Van den Berghe2005 SU0362 : Kennet & Avon Canal by Michel Van den Berghe2001 SU0362 : Leywood Bridge in Winter by Trevor Pearce-Jones





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