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Company of Proprietors of the Kennet and Avon Canal Navigation


Records of the Company of Proprietors of the Kennet and Avon Canal Navigation: administrative, financial and legal records 1792-1851, plans of the canal 1793-mid 19th century.



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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.

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[See also BW16 for further records of the River Kennet and BW157 for records of the Kennet and Avon Canal during its period of railway ownership]