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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.
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.
Authorised by an Act of 1796. Ceased to be navigable in 1929.
For more details see the History page.