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Kent & Sussex Junction Canal project

Description: A proposed 28 mile canal to take 40-ton barges from the River Medway between Brandbridges and Yalding to the New Mill channel of the River Rother near Tenterton. There were to be two branches one to Lamberhurst (11 miles) and the other to Headcorn (1 mile).

History: A plan was produced in september 1800 and a promoters meeting was held in July 1801. Due to the low level of expected returns the scheme languished until 1809 when it was taken up again and a Bill was introduced and withdrawn. See also the Weald of Kent Canal project.

September 1800

Alexander Sutherland

A plan for this canal, based on his survey was deposited.

January 1802

John Rennie

Netlam and Francis Giles he surveyed the route as part of his check of Alexander Sutherland's work. He confirmed Sutherland's main line and Lamberhurst branch and added another to Ashford and Wye. He estimated the cost at 175,653

January 1802

Francis John William Thomas Giles

Together with Netlam Giles he surveyed the route as part of John Rennie's check of Alexander Sutherland's work.

January 1802

Netlam Giles

Together with Francis Giles he surveyed the route as part of John Rennie's check of Alexander Sutherland's work.

January 1802

Alexander Sutherland

His main line and Lamberhurst branch was confirmed by John Rennie.

 

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