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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.
Mr Featherstone took the levels when the first proposal for this canal was made.
He and John Hudson prepared a plan and estimate for a canal with the outfall at Anderby.
He and William Jessop prepared a plan and estimate for a canal with the outfall at Anderby.
Made a survey and estimated the construction costs at £33,308.
Made a survey based largely on Jessop and Hudsons 1784 report.