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Mardyke Canal

Description of Mardyke Canal: About 5 miles of navigable drains from Purfleet to Bulphan Fen.

History of Mardyke Canal: Originally a stream with a navigable lower section where it joined the Thames. Proposal for making it navigable for a greater distance started in 1776. Never authorised but used by "dumpy barges" around 1870.
For more details see the History page.

 

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