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Horncastle Canal

Description of Horncastle Canal: Was an 11 mile, 11 locks, broad canal from Horncastle to the River Witham.

History of Horncastle Canal: Authorised by an Act of 1792, which included the purchase of the Tattersall Canal, and another in 1800 to raise extra funds. Opened in 1802, the last boats came to Horncastle in 1878 and the canal was disused by 1889.
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