Pewsham Locks

Pewsham Locks are located to the south of Chippenham close to the junction of the arm that brought the canal into the town.

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The site consists  of 3 locks raising the canal by approximately 8m . Also built on the site were the workshops and repair facilities for the Canal Company  and included a dry dock saw pit  and lime kiln.

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The project team believe that some of the facilities on site are unique and of great heritage value.

Some of the surving structures were damaged by  their use by the military in WWII  to practise demolition techniques.

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Update Dec 2016

The current project is to restore all the heritage facilities  and to rebuild the lock cottage as an information centre and cafe.

The project has planning consent and the first phase to rebuild top lock has started- further information will appear here

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