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 plans and documents that comprise this collection all relate to proposed canals that were never built or improvements to existing canals never undertaken. For a number of the schemes little or no background information exists; where it does however, this is detailed with the relevant project.
Records were arranged chronologically and then by the proposed canal scheme; a name was allocated to the waterway if no formal name was given.