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Aberdeenshire Canal

Description: 18.25 miles from Inverurie to Aberdeen was closed each winter (Dec - Mar) because of ice and snow.

History: Authorised by an Act of 1796 and opened in 1805 closed in 1854.

See Priestley's Navigable Rivers and Canals for more information.

Spring January 1787

John Rennie

He proposes that the size of the planned canal should be increased to 27 feet 4 inches wide at the surface, 14 feet wide at the bottom and 4 feet deep.

January 1796

Authorised by an Act.

January 1796

John Rennie

He was appointed consulting engineer.

January 1805

Was opened.

January 1854

Was closed.

 

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