River Key

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River Key
River Key, Purton Stoke - geograph.org.uk - 438519.jpg
Key at Purton Stoke
Physical characteristics
 • locationPurton, Braydon Forest
 • coordinates51°35′11″N 1°51′57″W / 51.58639°N 1.86583°W / 51.58639; -1.86583
MouthRiver Thames
 • location
 • coordinates
51°38′22″N 1°51′27″W / 51.63944°N 1.85750°W / 51.63944; -1.85750Coordinates: 51°38′22″N 1°51′27″W / 51.63944°N 1.85750°W / 51.63944; -1.85750

The River Key is a tributary of the River Thames in England which flows through Wiltshire.

The river rises at Braydon Forest near Purton and runs through Purton Stoke, joining the Thames on the southern bank near Cricklade[1] just upstream of the A419 Road Bridge. The river was crossed by the North Wilts Canal a few hundred yards south of Cricklade on the B4553 to Purton. In December 2000, as part of regeneration of the canal, rescue work was started on the River Key Aqueduct.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Fred. S Thacker The Thames Highway Vol II Locks and Weirs 1920
  2. ^ North Wilts Canal Trust
Next confluence upstream River Thames Next confluence downstream
River Churn (north) River Key River Ray (south)