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The River Marden is a small tributary of the Bristol Avon river in Somerset. It flows from the hills surrounding Calne and meets the River Avon about a mile upstream of Chippenham. The Domesday survey of England in 1086 records four watermills on the Marden at Calne. In the 18th century four fulling mills are recorded and one of these, Upper Mill, became a paper mill in 1768 and continued in operation until 1860. Hassell's Mill at Studley remained in operation until 1960. The Wilts & Berks Canal, opened in 1810, paralleled the course of the Marden west of Calne. The canal was closed in 1914, following the collapse into the river of the Stanley aqueduct in 1901. Some traces of the canal survive.This camera was installed and is maintained by the Environment Agency and can be viewed here. All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0.