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Alford Canal project

Description: Proposals for a canal from the Lincolnshire town of Alford to the coast. The canal was never built.

History: The first survey of a route was in 1765. A further reports and estimates were made in 1784, 1807 and 1825. An enabling Act was passed on 5th May 1826.

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

January 1765

Featherstone

Mr Featherstone took the levels when the first proposal for this canal was made.

January 1784

William Jessop

He and John Hudson prepared a plan and estimate for a canal with the outfall at Anderby.

January 1784

John Hudson

He and William Jessop prepared a plan and estimate for a canal with the outfall at Anderby.

January 1807

Joseph Crow

Made a survey and estimated the construction costs at 33,308.

January 1825

William Tierney Clark

Made a survey based largely on Jessop and Hudsons 1784 report.

 

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