Company of Proprietors of the Thames and Severn Canal Navigation
Records of the Company of Proprietors of the Thames and Severn Canal Navigation: deeds relating to land aquired by the canal company 1642-1724, plans of the canal 1781-1783, share certificate [1783-1799], correspondence 1810 and 1833, general papers mid 19th century-1889.
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.
[See also BW32 for records of the Thames and Severn Canal during other periods of ownership]
"Particulars and conditions of sale of certain freeholds [...] comprising the Bell Hotel [Stroud] two cottages situate at Brimscombe [...and three pieces of land] situate at South Cerney"
Bargain and sale of three fulling mills, one gigg mill and messuage at Wallbridge, Minchinhampton and Rodborough
"Plan of the Thames and Severn Canal Navigation with a plan & profile of the proposed Navigable Canal from the line of the Thames and Severn Canal in the Parish of Kempsford to the River Thames at Abingdon..."
"A Profile of the Deep Cutting and Tunnelling from Cotes Field through Hayle Wood and Sapperton Hill to Daneway Valley, with the Depths to the several marks, as now set out."
Photograph of announcement on the loading of barges for carrying-trade on the Thames and Severn Canal