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Maud Heaths Causeway

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Maud Heath's Causeway
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From:  East Tytherton
To:  Langley Burrell
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Maud Heath's Causeway stretches for 4.5 miles and includes a stone structure of 60 arches spanning the River Avon and its flood plain in Wiltshire to the north east of Chippenham. It was constructed with a bequest from Maud Heath's will in 1474, to relieve those who would in the future make the journey that she had made herself 2 or 3 times a week for most of her life - to the market at Chippenham.

The raised, arch section lies next to the modern road and carries the path about 6 feet higher than the roadway to allow for the flooding that was common in the middle ages. Indeed, the road still does flood on occasion, leaving cars stranded.

Maud Heaths Causeway
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