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River Ure

Description: Runs 8 miles from the junction with the Ripon Canal, below Oxclose Lock, to Swale Nab, where it joins the River Ouse.

History: Promoted by Acts of 1767 and 1820 to extend the Yorkshire Ouse Navigation.

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

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 an Act to extend the Yorkshire Ouse 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 1772

Navigation from Swale Nab to the Ripon Canal opened.

January 1800

George 1 Atkinson

Surveyed the route for a narrow canal from the River Ure, near Boroughbridge, to Piercebridge on the River Tees

January 1820

Promoted by an Act to extend the Yorkshire Ouse Navigation.

 

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