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Andover Canal

Description: Was a 22 mile, 24 lock, canal from Andover, Hampshire, to Redbridge on Southampton Water.

History: Authorised by an Act of 1789, completed in 1794, closed in 1859.

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

January 1770

Robert Whitworth

He made a survey for a canal down the Anton and Test valleys to Redbridge at the mouth of theTest near Southampton. He estimated 28,982 for a narrow canal and 31,654 for a broad.

January 1789

Authorised by an Act.

January 1789

Charles Roberts

He gave evidence to the parliamentary committee on the canal Bill and may have been the company's first engineer.

Before March 1789

Robert Whitworth

He did a survey for the petition for a Bill.

January 1794

Completed.

January 1859

Closed.

 

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