Waterways of England and Wales

1810 - 1820


Introduction to 1810 - 1820

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INDEX MAP Area 10 area 11 area 9 area 8 area 7 area 6 area 5 area 4 area 3 area 2 area 1

These historical maps are the work of the late Dr. Mike Stevens

A Quiet Time

This was another period for finishing projects begun earlier. The Worcester and Birmingham and the Stratford-on-Avon Canals each reached their southern ends, joining the Severn and Avon respectively. The Wey and Arun Junction Canal was completed, as was (at last) the Leeds and Liverpool and the northern length of the Lancaster.

The usual crop of plans for cross-connections was in evidence - as ever, none of them (unless you class the Portsmouth and Arundel in this group) came to anything.