Royal Wootton Bassett Branch

Contact Information

The branch work party gets together every Wednesday, working on maintenance either at the Templars Firs end or around Chaddington lock. Contact the work party organiser John Bower at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01793 581257. Work is also starting on the project to extend the canal through the Ex Council Depot. 

Branch meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at The Angel, 47 High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7AQ. Visitors are welcome to come and meet us. Contact the Branch Chair, Jenny Stratton, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01793 850310.

The branch story

We have a lovely length of restored canal just to the south of Royal Wootton Bassett, accessed from Station Road. The easterly end was one of the first lengths to be restored with the co-operation of Wootton Bassett Town Council. The restoration of Chaddington Lock, near Chaddington Lane (aka Bincknoll Lane)  was followed by building the spillweir and digging out the canal above and below the lock. 

Over the last two years a project to take the canal back along the east side of Studley Grange landfill site has been proceding and is nearly complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to Studley Grange page under development

 

Link to Studley Grange - the whole story page under development