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Ashburton Canal Project

Description: A proposed canal with 24 locks from Ashburton, down the River Dart Valley, to a point above Totnes, where it was to join the navigable river.

History: Proposed in 1792 but never authorised.

January 1793

George Bentley

Called in to review the original line proposed by F King. Together they managed to reduce the estimate from 15,000 to 10,000.

January 1793

F King

He made a survey and proposed a canal with 24 locks rising 202.5 feet to a basin below Ashburton at an estimated cost of 15,000.

 

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