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Stover Canal

Description of Stover Canal: A 1 mile 7 furlongs long canal from the River Teign at Jetty Marsh, Newton Abbot. It had a staircase pair of locks near the entrance and three others above.

History of Stover Canal: Started in January 1790 as a private venture of James Templer of Stover House, Teigngrace. An Act was passed in 1792 to enable him to continue the canal but its powers were never used. The top five furlongs of the canal were in disuse around 1867 and the whole by about 1939.
For more details see the History page.

 

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