SU1482 : Wilts & Berks Canal adjacent to Scorhill Lane, East Wichel, Wichelstowe, Swindon

taken 2 months ago, near to Wroughton, Swindon, Great Britain

Wilts & Berks Canal adjacent to Scorhill Lane, East Wichel, Wichelstowe, Swindon
Wilts & Berks Canal adjacent to Scorhill Lane, East Wichel, Wichelstowe, Swindon
A new section of canal, part of the scheme to route the restored canal away from its original route, abandoned in 1914, through Swindon's town centre.
New route of the Wilts & Berks Canal in Swindon
A major effort is being made to restore the Wilts & Berks Canal. In the Swindon area the original route ran right through the town centre with a branch known as the North Wilts Canal going off to meet the Thames & Severn Canal at Latton. The canal was officially abandoned over one hundred years ago in 1914. Today much of the canal's former route in Swindon has been built over and it is not really feasible to attempt to thread the canal through the central area. Instead it is hoped a new route can be created looping around the southern and eastern sides of the town. As part of this scheme a section has already been built in the Wichelstowe area. On the eastern side of the town the new route will rejoin the original route at Acorn Bridge on the A420 road near Shrivenham.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 14 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 143 824 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.4462N 1:47.6775W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 144 824
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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