SU1385 : Pond, Cheney Manor Trading Estate, Swindon (2)

taken 8 years ago, 3 km from Haydon Wick, Swindon, Great Britain

Pond, Cheney Manor Trading Estate, Swindon (2)
Pond, Cheney Manor Trading Estate, Swindon (2)
Taken from the same viewpoint as for this one SU1385 : Pond, Cheney Manor Trading Estate, Swindon (1) but showing more context. The pond, now used for coarse fishing, was once a storage pond for the long-gone North Wilts branch of the Wilts and Berks canal.
North Wilts branch Wilts and Berks canal
Written by Brian Robert Marshall

From wbct.org.uk:

"The North Wilts Canal was nine miles long and had twelve locks. With aqueducts over the River Ray and the Upper Thames, and a short tunnel near Cricklade, it was opened on 2nd April 1819, linking the Wilts & Berks Canal at Swindon to the Thames & Severn Canal at Latton. This provided an alternative route for trading boats enabling them to avoid the difficult Thames Navigation above Abingdon. However, the W & B always proved of limited economic value; the Kennet and Avon, built as a wide canal offering passage for 14 feet beam boats (compared to the W & B narrowboats with only a seven feet beam) provided a shorter, speedier and more economic route to the London market."
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 17 January, 2010
Category
Pond   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 133 859 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.3143N 1:48.5521W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 132 859
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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