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Basingstoke Canal Purchase Committee


Records of the Basingstoke Canal Purchase Committee: papers relating to the sale and preservation of the canal 1949-1950.



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These records are available immediately for research

Administrative /‚Äč Biographical history

The Basingstoke Canal was sold to the New Basingstoke Canal Company Limited in 1949. For further information on the Basingstoke Canal see Edward Paget-Tomlinson's 'The Illustrated History of Canals & River Navigations' and Charles Hadfield's 'The Canals of South and South East England'.

System of arrangement

It has not been possible to ascertain any original structure of record-keeping from the small number of records held for this company. The fonds has therefore been arranged in chronological order.

Associated material

[See also: BW6, 7, 9 and 10 for records of the Basingstoke Canal during other periods of ownership]