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Description of River Rother (Western): Was made navigable in 1794 from Midhurst to Stopham, where it joined the River Arun. The whole navigation was 11.25 miles long and had 8 locks. It is called the "Western" to distinguish it from the "Eastern" River Rother, which is also in Sussex.
History of River Rother (Western): The waterway was used by commercial traffic until around 1888 and was abandoned in 1936. It also had a route to Petworth via a short Canal.
For more details see the History page.
Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the River Arun
Subordinate Waterways of River Rother (Western)