Kennet and Avon Canal



The Vale of Pewsey is named by the small town, Pewsey (SU1660) at its upper end. The vale is used as part of a route from the Kennet-Thames basin westwards, by the Kennet and Avon Canal, built 1790s-1800s. Later, the Great Western Railway, GWR, use
The lower part of the vale is in a Cretaceous landscape; Lower Chalk and Upper Greensand. There is chalk downland to the north, a line of prettily eroded hills, and to the south, the firmer edge of Salisbury Plain.

The vale is full of villages; compact settlements, stone church, manor house of brick with stone quoining, etc.

Barron, R S: 1976: Geology of Wiltshire; Moonraker Press:: ISBN 0 239 00165 6 (pbk)

Kennet and Avon Scrapbook 2000