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Ellesmere & Chester Canal

Description: Formed by the merging of the Ellesmere Canal Company and the Chester Canal Company.

History: Formed in 1813 and taken over by the Shropshire Union in 1846.

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

January 1813

Formed by the merging of the Ellesmere Canal Company and the Chester Canal Company.

January 1834

Thomas Telford

He recommended that the company make large improvements to facilities for traders at Ellesmre Port.

September 1843

William Cubitt

The completion of improvements to the locks and docks at Ellesmere Port for which he was engineer. These included a sea-lock leading out of the tidal basin into a separate still-water dock, 435 feet by 139 feet behind the warehouses, a second flight of canal locks and other improvements.

January 1846

Taken over by the Shropshire Union.

 

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