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Canal lock, Wootton Rivers

Canal lock, Wootton Rivers Date Photo Taken 2014
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This 70 feet long lock was completed by John Rennie in 1807 and the Kennet & Avon Canal was fully open by 1810. The wharf and lock keeper's cottage alongside had been completed by then. Coal was unloaded at the wharf and a passenger boat operated between here and Devizes until 1851.

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