Kennet and Avon Canal


Measurements of the length, width, depth of water, etc etc, locks and bridges on the Kennet and Avon Canal are taken from Hammond's maps, published 1979 before much of the canal restoration was made. The measurements are made in imperial units.
12 inches = 1 foot
1 inch = 2.540 centimetres
1 foot = 30.48 centimetres

Example - Bridge

Cemetery Road Bridge, bridge 140, west side.
Cemetery Road Bridge is stone built, but much repaired with bricks of different types, the bridge number plate is fairly new; 53 miles 59 chains from Reading.
headroom 11ft2ins
depth of water 5ft7ins

Example - Lock

Burnt Mill Lock is 32 miles 43 chains from Reading.
Burnt Mill Lock, top gates, and ground paddle sluice gear.
rise 7ft9ins
depth of water, full 5ft3ins
depth of water, empty 6ft3ins
length 75ft4ins
width 14ft2ins

Kennet and Avon Scrapbook 2000