Approaching from Wantage East Challow runs down the hill towards where the old Wilts and Berks Canal used to pass under the road. The village looks attractive as the road passes through wide grassy verges with houses set well back

The Wilts and Berks Canal used to run from Trowbridge to Abingdon and it is being gradually restored by the Wilts and Berks Canal Trust. Unfortunately there is no sign of this work in East Challow, in fact parts of the canal have disappeared from view completely. Next to the canal is a small industrial area on the site of what used to be a foundry, and before that an old coaching inn.

The village church is the Church of St. Nicholas. For the history and full information about St. Nicholas' Church click here.

Opposite the church is a small green with some of the oldest cottages in the village and a defunct village pump.

The village pub, the Goodlake Arms, is named after a local benefactor.

East Challow is about 1.5 miles west of Wantage on the A417.


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