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Durham Canal project

Description of Durham Canal project: The original idea was for a canal from the Tyne near Gateshead to the navigable part of the River Wear leading to Sunderland with a further canal to Durham.

History of Durham Canal project: The long standing suggestion for such a waterway was taken up in 1796, as canal mania swept the country, and was still under active consideration in 1825.
For more details see the History page.

 

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