North Wilts Canal

(9 miles, canal in various ownerships)

The North Wilts Canal provided a connection between the Thames & Severn and Wilts & Berks canals and was abandoned at the same time as the latter.  Part of the route has been built upon, but the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust is promoting restoration as part of the project to restore the main line of the Wilts & Berks Canal.  Moredon Lock and Aqueduct have largely been restored and provide a showpiece length, and Swindon Borough Council built a major road crossing at Purton Road in 2001.  Restoration of the canal narrowly missed out on a major grant from the Big Lottery Fund, under its Living Landmarks theme, at the end of 2007.  However, a bid-development grant of £250,000 enabled a wide range studies for the full bid to be undertaken earlier in the year, and these will be vital in pursuing other funding options.





IWA Branches

Avon and Wilts

Restoration Organisation

Wilts & Berks Canal Trust

See also:

Current restoration
Proposed restoration
Technical Documents

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