Branches Melksham Calne & Chippenham News
Pewsham Locks Heritage and Education Centre
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 07:50

Led by the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust, the Partnership is working on the final stages of planning the restoration of the locks and facilities at Pewsham near Chippenham.

The derelict locks are part of the restoration of the 52 miles of the main line of the Wilts & Berks Canal from Semington, near Melksham via Swindon to Abingdon on the River Thames.


The proposal for restoration includes: Rebuilding/restoration of

  • 3 Lock chambers
  • Dry Dock
  • Saw Pit
  • Work Shop
  • Lock Cottage


Dredging and refurbishment of canal pounds between the locks

Dredging of canal, and repair of culverts from the locks to Double Bridge



As well as the restoration of the canal and its structures , the Partnership is planning to set up the site as an education resource for the local community to demonstrate the 18th/19th century heritage skills and crafts used on maintenance of the canal and its working narrowboats in the context of a 21st century operational waterway.

The Partnership would like your views on this project and what you would like to see at Pewsham Locks.

If you have the time it would be very much appreciated if you could spend a few minutes responding to the questionnaire:

Word File Questionnaire (MS Word)
PDF File Questionnaire (PDF)

When completed please return

by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

or by post: Canal Officer, Wiltshire Council, Monkton Park, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 1ER