Wootton Rivers Lock

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Wootton Rivers Lock

Wootton Rivers Lock, also called Wootton Rivers Bottom Lock, is a lock on the Kennet and Avon Canal at Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, England.

Wootton Rivers Bottom Lock was built during the canal's construction between 1794 and 1810 under the supervision of the engineer John Hore of Newbury. The lock has a rise/fall of 8 ft 0 in (2.43 m).[1] The parish of Wootton Rivers has three more locks upstream: Heathy Close, Brimslade, and Wootton Top Lock.

The lock and its road bridge are Grade II listed.[2]


  1. ^ Pearson, Michael (2003). Kennet & Avon Middle Thames:Pearson's Canal Companion. Rugby: Central Waterways Supplies. ISBN 0-907864-97-X. 
  2. ^ "Wootton Rivers Lock". Images of England. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 

See also[edit]

Next lock upstream Kennet and Avon Canal Next lock downstream
Heathy Close Lock Wootton Rivers Lock
Grid reference: SU198629
Caen Hill Locks

Coordinates: 51°21′53″N 1°43′01″W / 51.36482°N 1.71699°W / 51.36482; -1.71699