Company of Proprietors of the Lancaster Canal Navigation
Records of the Company of Proprietors of the Lancaster Canal Navigation: plans and surveys of the canal 1791-1817, plans of packet boats late 18th-mid 19th century, notices 1804-1886.
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.
"Plan of the proposed Lancaster Canal between Kirby Kendal in the County of Westmorland and West Houghton in the County Palatine of Lancaster"
"Sketch of the Lancaster Canal shewing the direction from Kendal to West Houghton and the points of communication with the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Johnson's Hillock and Bark Hill"