St John the Baptist's
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The manor house, Cadenham Manor, is a house of five bays built in the second half of the 17th century. It replaces an earlier house, from which part of a window-head survives in the north porch that was added in the 20th century. The manor was owned by a branch of the Hungerford family, including George Hungerford (1637-1712).
Church and chapel
There is a record of Foxham being a chapelry of the parish of Bremhill and Highway by 1219. The present Church of England parish church of Saint John the Baptist was designed by the Gothic Revival architect William Butterfield and built in 1878-81. The church is Grade II* listed and has a stained glass window made in about 1855 that was part of the east window of St Martin's parish church, Bremhill.
Construction of the Wilts & Berks Canal began at Semington in 1796 and had reached Foxham by December 1798, when Foxham locks were under construction. By June 1800 the next section, from Foxham to Dauntsey, was complete, and the canal was completed to Abingdon in September 1810.
The canal passed Foxham just east of Cadenham Manor, with two locks just north of the Foxham-Hilmarton road. It brought coal from the Somerset coalfield to Swindon and Abingdon. Traffic declined after the Great Western railway was completed in 1841 and was minimal by the end of the century, then ceased altogether in 1901 after the partial collapse of the aqueduct over the River Marden at Stanley, some 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south of Foxham. The canal was formally abandoned by an Act of Parliament in 1914.
Foxham has one public house, the Foxham Inn.
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