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Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal

Description of Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal: Was a 35 mile, 22 lock, narrow canal from the Severn at Gloucester to Hereford with tunnels at Oxenhall (2,192 yards) and Walsopthorne (440 yards).

History of Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal: Authorised by an Act of 1791, some of the canal opened in 1794 and was open from Over to Newent in 1795 (16 miles and 13 locks). The final 18 miles to Hereford was not opened until 1845. Closed in 1881.
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