Proposed canals never built
Records concerning proposed canals never built: Waltham-Abbey to Moorfields Canal 1773-1794, Bishops Stortford to Cambridge Canal 1779-1780, Stella to Hexham Canal 1796, North-Riding Canal 1800, Sunbury to Shepperton Canal 1806, Commercial Canal 1807, Grand Southern Canal 1810, Bristol Junction Canal 1811, English and Bristol Channels Ship Canal 1824-1825, Canterbury Navigation 1826, Witham and Ancholme Junction Canal 1828, London and Birmingham Junction Canal 1828-1841, Central Union Canal 1833, Stirling Canal 1835, Burton and Moira Canal 1840-1841, Birmingham & Bristol Channel Improved Navigation 1886-1888, Abingdon to Birmingham Canal nd [19th century], Bath and Bristol Canal nd [early 19th century], Cheltenham Canal nd [19th century], Weaver Navigation Extension 1903, Weaver-Wolverhampton Canal 1944-1946, Birmingham-Coventry Canal nd [1948-1953], Grand Canal Contour 1964-1966.
These records are available immediately for research
The records comprising this fonds have been deposited in the British Waterways Archive, Gloucester between 1963 and 2002. The material has come to the archive gradually over the years and many of the individual records, although indexed, have never been fully accessioned. As a result of this the exact provenance of much of the material and how it was collected is unknown. Most of the material has come from various British Waterways' offices, but some has been deposited by both British Waterways' employees and individuals with a background and/or interest in waterways. There are also a number of records which have been purchased from auction.