SECTION 33

OLD WHARF ROAD TO RAILWAY CROSSING

STATUS
We have no permission to work on this section.

Length: 840metres/0.52 mile approx.
O.S. Reference: 274893 to 282894
Water Level height A.O.D.: 86.908m/84.038m (by calculation)
Features:

DESCRIPTION

What Jack Dalby said in 1985.
To the east the canal appears in a cutting and can be followed past Longcot Bottom Lock (280895) to the former bridge under the GWR (282894)

The Canal emerges from Old Wharf Road bridge in a fairly deep cutting, fairly heavily overgrown.
Longcot Bottom Lock is fairly complete, but many bricks have been removed to build a wall across the tail, which carries a (private) footpath.
Longcot Bottom Lock is fairly complete, but many bricks have been removed to build a wall across the tail, which carries a (private) footpath.
The railway bridge has totally disappeared, but the remains of a towpath wall are visible.

RESTORATION

Restoration of this section is not likely to be possible for some time.
Although the railway bridge has been removed, there is a farm bridge 325 metres to the north east, which may be usable. The ground is lower here.

RIGHT OF WAY

The towpath on this section is not a public right of way. In fact, it is strictly private.

WATER SUPPLIES

None known.

HOSTELRIES

None until you get to Uffington.

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Updated: 17.7.1997