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Somerset Coal Canal

Description of Somerset Coal Canal: Was a 17.75 mile, 23 lock, narrow canal from Paulton to Limpley Stoke where it joins the Kennet & Avon Canal.

History of Somerset Coal Canal: Authorised by an Act of 1794, opened in 1805, reduced to 10.5 miles when the Radstock line was converted to a tramway, closed in 1898, abandoned in 1904 although a short length at Limpley Stoke is still used as moorings.
For more details see the History page.

Related Books of Somerset Coal Canal

Related External Web Sites of Somerset Coal Canal

  • The Somersetshire Coal Canal Books, events, membership, news, a short history and walking the canal.
  • The Somersetshire Coal Canal Society The Society is aimed at those people who are interested in finding out more about the history of the canal, preserving what is still there and walking the parts that are still accessible to the public.

 

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