Hayes Knoll

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Coordinates: 51°36′47″N 1°51′04″W / 51.613°N 1.851°W / 51.613; -1.851 Hayes Knoll is a hamlet between Swindon and Cricklade in north Wiltshire, England. It is in the civil parish of Purton, about 0.8 miles (1.3 km) west of the village of Purton Stoke and 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Cricklade.

The North Wilts Canal, which linked the Wilts & Berks Canal at Swindon with the Thames and Severn Canal at Latton, north of Cricklade, passed close to the hamlet, where there was a lock.[1] The canal was opened in 1819 and abandoned in 1914; since 2007 it has been under restoration as part of the Cricklade Country Way.[2]

The hamlet has given its name to Hayes Knoll station on the Swindon and Cricklade Railway.


  1. ^ "Map - North Wilts Canal - Tadpole Lane to South Meadow Lane". Wilts & Berks Canal Trust. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Cricklade Country Way". Wiltshire Swindon & Oxfordshire Canal Partnership. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 

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