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River Tone

Description of River Tone: Was a 11 mile 5 furlong, 4 lock, river navigation from Firepool Lock, four miles upstream from Taunton, to Burrow Bridge where it joined the River Parrett.

History of River Tone: Some of the river was made navigable around 1638, improvements authorised by Act of 1699 and 1707. Opened for Navigation in 1717. The Bridgwater & Taunton Canal Co. Bought the river in 1832. There was traffic on the river until 1929.
For more details see the History page.

Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal

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