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Wisbech Canal

Description: Was a 5.25 mile, 2 lock, broad canal from The River Nene at Wisbech to Outwell where it joined Well Creek.

History: Authorised by an Act of 1794, opened in 1797, traffic ceased in 1922 and the canal was abandoned in 1926.

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

January 1794

Authorised by an Act.

January 1797

Opened.

January 1803

Thomas West

For some years he had given the company satisfactory service as engineer at very moderate fees so now he was given a gratuity of 5 guineas.

January 1815

Thomas West

Following a 1,670 bill for repairs he was censured for not producing reports on the defects at Outwell and not attending meetings.

January 1922

Traffic ceased.

January 1926

Abandoned.

January 1995

Branch Line to Upwell - including the Wisbech Canal by Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Published by Middleton Press.

 

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