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Edmund Leach

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Edmund Leach

Surveyor.

Relationship: worked with John Box.

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1774Bude CanalSurveyed the line for the proposed canal with John Box.
1777Liskeard & Looe Union CanalHe was consulted on the possibility of a canal and proposed a canal from Sandplace, 2miles above East Looe, to Bank Mill bridge, 2.5 miles from Liskeard. He estimated it would cost 17,495 for a 15-mile canal with two inclined planes.
1785Bude CanalBased on his work in surveying the proposed Tamar Canal (an idea that developed into the Bude Canal) he published a book called A Treatise of Universal Inland Navigations.

 

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