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Waterways Chronology from 1539 to 1588

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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.

1566

Exeter Ship Canal

Opened.

1571

River Lee

Promoted under Act.

Old River Lee

Ancient navigation first improved under an Act of Parliament.

River Welland

Navigation was authorised by an Act.

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