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Ripon Canal

Description: Runs 2 miles from Ripon to the junction with the River Ure at Oxclose Lock

History: Promoted by Acts of 1767 and 1820. In was abandoned in 1955 and most of it was restored in 1986 with the final length into Ripon Basin being opened in September 1996.

After December 1766

John Smeaton

He surveyed the Ouse and Ure, using the earlier surveys of William Palmer and Richard Ellison, and proposed a lock at Linton and a canal from the Ure at Oxclose to Ripon.

January 1767

Promoted by Act.

January 1767

John, junior Smith

He was appointed resident engineer for the canal and Ure Navigation.

Early January 1767

John Smeaton

He gave evidence to parliament for the Ure and Ripon Canal Act.

30th May 1767

William Jessop

The Act for the Ure and Ripon Canal was passed based on his survey.

January 1770

William Jessop, while working as assistant to John Smeaton, did a survey for the canal and the Ure navigation,

January 1770

William Jessop

did a survey for the canal and the Ure navigation while working for Smeaton.

January 1820

Promoted by Act.

 

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