The Wey and Arun Junction Canal

A history of the Wey & Arun Junction Canal

Author: Paul A. L. Vine

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ISBN: 0752442708

Category: Inland navigation

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Largely as a result of substantial investment by the 3rd Earl of Egremont, a keen patron of the arts and perhaps the richest man in Britain at the time, the Wey & Arun Junction Canal opened in 1816. To contemporary commentators, it seemed set for success as part of a new navigable route from London to Portsmouth and the Sussex coast. Sadly, though the countryside remained ‘beautiful and picturesque’, the canal, after fifty-five years of modest trading, fell victim to competition from railways and problems with its own water supply. The order for closure came in 1871, and for the best part of a century the Wey & Arun lay abandoned. The derelict state of the canal as it lingered forgotten and crumbling, as well as the attempts being made since 1970 to reinstate it, are vividly evoked here by illustrations from the author’s collection and those of the Wey & Arun Canal Trust.
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Historical Account of the Navigable Rivers Canals and Railways of Great Britain Derived from Original and Parliamentary Documents in the Possession of J Priestley

WEY AND ARUN JUNCTION CANAL . 53 George III . Cap . 19 , Royal Assent 19th April , 1813 . This canal commences at the River Wey , near Shalford Powder Mills , between Guildford and Godalming ; thence running south , it passes Wonerst ...

Author: Joseph Priestley

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ISBN: OXFORD:600009324

Category: Inland navigation

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50 Gems of Sussex

Rather than canal building, Sussex saw river widening and straightening, as with the Arun at Hardham. This means the 23mile Wey and Arun ... The Wey and Arun is a combination of the Arun Navigation and the Wey and Arun Junction Canal.

Author: Kevin Newman

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445666143

Category: Photography

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This beautifully photographed selection of fifty of the county's most precious assets shows what makes Sussex great.
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Historical Account of the Navigable Rivers Canals and Railways of Great Britain

WEY AND ARUN JUNCTION CANAL. 53 George III. Cap. 19, Royal Assent 19th April, 1813. THIS canal commences at the River Wey, near Shalford Powder Mills, between Guildford and Godalming; thence running south, it passes Wonerst Park, ...

Author: Joseph Priestley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108069953

Category: Business & Economics

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A standard reference work in its day, this 1831 account provides alphabetical entries relating to British waterways and railways.
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The Canals of Harley Crossley

It was joined near Weybridge by the Basingstoke Canal in 1796, and near Shalford by the Wey and Arun Junction Canal in 1816. The intention of the latter was to open up trade via the River Arun to the south coast but, as it was never ...

Author: Barbara Crossley

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445654331

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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A selection of some of the best of the canal art of Harley Crossley
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The Royal Military Canal

The history of the waterway and military road from Shorncliffe in Kent to Cliff End in Sussex

Author: Paul Vine

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445625942

Category: History

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The history of the waterway and military road from Shorncliffe in Kent to Cliff End in Sussex
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