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English and Bristol Channels Ship Canal Company

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 160
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: English and Bristol Channels Ship Canal Company
Date(s): c1825
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): English and Bristol Channels Ship Canal Company
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Administrative/Biographical history:

It appears that the English and Bristol Channels Ship Canal was never actually built. Two proposals were originally considered. First was a route from the south coast at Seaton through to Bridgewater, the second running further west via Taunton and Exeter. At the time of these records a Bill was passed in Parliament allowing the building of a canal from Bridgwater Bay to Beer near Seaton. The canal would have been 44 miles long with 60 locks. By 1828 the company announced they had failed in raising the necessary money to get the project off the ground.


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The original Deed of Association of the English and Bristol Channels Ship Canal. Contains about 600 signatures, opposite each of which are shown the number of deposits paid and amount subscribed, c1825.

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Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

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Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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2000-02-07 Joseph Gelfer

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