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River Avon (Hampshire)

Description of River Avon (Hampshire): Although the river was once made navigable for 36 miles from Christchurch to Salisbury boats are no longer able to use the waterway.

History of River Avon (Hampshire): In 1535 a commission was appointed to remove weirs and obstructions from the river but no work seems to have been done. In 1664/5 an Act was passed but work did not start until 1675 and the navigation opened in 1684. Traffic ceased about 1705.
For more details see the History page.

 

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