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Waterways of Cornwall

Tamar Manure Navigation

Waterway's place in Cornwall :

Much of the navigation was to be in Cornwall but some of it consisted of improvements to the River Tamar on the Devon border.

Description:

Intended as a river improvement Morwellham to Blanchdown and a tub-boat canal on to Tamerton bridge on the River Bude but only improvements to a 2.75 miles, 1 lock, stretch of the Tamar were completed.

History:

Authorised by an Act of 1796. Ceased to be navigable in 1929.

For more details see the History page

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