SU2662 : Wilton Water

near to Crofton, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Wilton Water
Wilton Water
Wilton Water is a reservoir created in a natural valley to provide a water supply for the Kennet and Avon Canal. Having decided to build the summit level of the canal at a higher level, to minimise the length of complicated tunnelling involved, the question of how to keep the canal supplied with water became a bigger issue, as there were not enough natural springs feeding the summit. It was decided to dam this side valley and build Crofton pumping station to pump water from here up 45 feet to the summit level. The outlet for the Crofton pump is to the right, passing under the canal. Here are conventional weir paddles to let water into the pound between locks 60 and 61 should the level in Wilton Water get to high.
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2009
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Wednesday, 22 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 14 May, 2009
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Reservoir > Reservoir   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 262 622 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:21.5014N 1:37.4291W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 262 622
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