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Waterways Chronology from 1515 to 1564

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1515

River Stour (Kent)

Promoted by Act.

1531

River Severn

Promoted by Act.

1532

River Severn

Promoted by Act.

1539

Exeter Ship Canal

The oldest post Roman canal in England, authorised by an Act.

1563

Exeter Ship Canal

John Trew

He was engaged to make a canal alongside the River Exe for a fee of 225 and a share of the tolls. This was the first canal to be built in Britain since the Roman occupation.

Exeter Ship Canal

Work started.

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