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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.
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.
Authorised by an Act.
He gave evidence to the parliamentary committee on the canal Bill and may have been the company's first engineer.
Before March 1789
He did a survey for the petition for a Bill.