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Waterways of Flintshire

Navigable Rivers and Canals within Flintshire

Flint Coal Canal

Waterway's place in Flintshire :

A canal proposed in Flintshire.

Waterway Description:

A canal which was promoted to serve various metal works, mines and cotton manufacturers in the Holywell and Greenfield area of Flintshire and to connect them to a deep anchorage on the Dee estuary at Pentre Rock.

History:

A company was started around 1784 and a line was proposed in 1785 followed by an authorising Act in 1788 but no work seems to have been carried out.

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River Dee

Waterway's place in Flintshire :

From a point between the Dee Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal and Saltney Bridge, where the river crosses into Flintshire from Cheshire, to the mouth of the river, the river runs through Flintshire

Waterway Description:

Runs from Almere Ferry to Point of Air, 33 miles in total. Tidal below Chester weir.

History:

Promoted by Acts of 1734, 1744 and 1791.

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