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North Walsham and Dilham Canal

Description: This 8¾ mile canalisation of the River Ant (part of the Norfolk Broads Navigations) is now only navigable for the first 2 miles.

History: Promoted by an Act of 1812.

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

January 1811

John Millington

He did a survey for a canal from the River Ant near Dilham to North Walsham.

September 1811

John Millington

He did a survey for a canal from the River Ant near Dilham to North Walsham.

January 1812

Promoted by an Act.

5th April 1825

John Millington

Canal cutting started under his direction employing a hundred navies from Bedfordshire.

January 1826

John Millington

He completed the canal.

January 1827

John Millington

He left his post as engineer.

 

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