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Description of Basingstoke - Itchen Canal project: Proposals for a connection from the Basingstoke Canal to Southhampton or to the Southampton & Salisbury Canal. Never authorised or built.
History of Basingstoke - Itchen Canal project: At the end of 1789 John Rennie surveyed a route and a plarliamentary notice for the canal appeared in 1790. It was discussed again in 1792, 1796-7 only to be abandoned in 1809.
For more details see the History page.
Subordinate Waterways of Basingstoke - Itchen Canal project