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A Unique combination of Basin, Lock and Aqueduct

at the junction of the old North Wilts Canal and the Thames & Severn Canal

    We are a Community orientated organisation dedicated to preserving and maintaining the historic, and unique, area around Latton Basin, at the junction of the North Wilts and Thames & Severn canals.  Our efforts encompass the canal basin, the regulating lock and the stone four arch flood relief aqueduct, which are the main structures.  There are also the remains of an aqueduct in the Mill Leat and the Junction Bridge. The original cottage, which is in private ownership, although extensively modernised inside, is still easily recognisable externally.  From the stone aqueduct a section of canal bed and towpath (approx 600 metres) leads to the River Churn which was originally crossed by a brick aqueduct and then another short section continues to the River Thames where there was another stone aqueduct.  Alas, little remains of these two structures.

    The towpath is a public footpath and part of a circular walk.  At the Thames end of our section there is North Meadow containing the largest collection of wild fritillaries in the country.

   

Wilts & Berks Canal Trust

As from the 14th January 2021 we will be working fully with WBCT to forward our joint interests in preserving and restoring the W&B canal.  This is great news for us and our thanks go to Gordon Olson (CEO WBCT) for initiating this collaboration.

We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which can be viewed here: