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Weald of Kent Canal project

Description of Weald of Kent Canal project: A proposal to connect the Thames and Medway rivers with the eastern River Rother to make a through waterway from London to Rye.

History of Weald of Kent Canal project: The first survey was in 1800 for an 11 mile canal taking 40-ton barges (see also Kent & Sussex Junction Canal project). It was amended in 1809 and a Bill introduced and withdrawn in 1811. It was re-introduced in 1812 as a 30 mile canal with 24 locks.
For more details see the History page.

 

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