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Knarsborough Canal Schemes

Description of Knarsborough Canal Schemes: Proposals were made to provide water transport to the town of Knaresborough, Yorkshire, so that coal could be delivered to provide steam power for the town's flax spinning industry. None of the schemes proved attractive to investors and so little expansion of the town was possible.

History of Knarsborough Canal Schemes: In 1800 routes to the rivers Ure and Ouse were surveyed. Telford made a further survey in 1818 and this was followed by different proposals for canal and railway connections.
For more details see the History page.

 

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