The Canals of EnglandThe Canals of England



An exploration of 600 miles of English canals from London to Llangollen, with photographs featuring life, landscapes and buildings along the way.

Author: Eric De Mare

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015056107785

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An exploration of 600 miles of English canals from London to Llangollen, with photographs featuring life, landscapes and buildings along the way.

The Canal System Of England Its Growth And Present Condition With Particular Reference To The Cheap Carriage Of GoodsThe Canal System Of England Its Growth And Present Condition With Particular Reference To The Cheap Carriage Of Goods



in 1571, the Welland First Ship Canal. In 1572 the first Ship Canal was
constructed in England—the “Exeter”—a comparatively short waterway which
had received Royal Assent in 1539, and from this date canal schemes were
entered upon ...

Author: H. Gordon Thompson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473350809

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The material from which this little work has been drawn has necessarily been exceedingly various. I had at one time thought of indicating the many authorities to whose works I am indebted for information, and as far as possible this has been done in the footnotes to the text. So extensive, however, have been the sources from whichmy information has been derived, that it will hardly be surprising if some have been left unacknowledged. May I therefore express my indebtedness to all upon whose experience I have based my argument or from whom I have obtained facts and figures, either by direct communication or by a consultation of their works- The object of this account of our Canal System has been, not so much to discuss each individual waterway, but to set forth in order the facts relating to our inland navigations as a whole, and to give some idea of the possibilities which lie before the method of transport. November 15th, 1902, Waimer House, 1, Catherine Street, Liverpool. H. The subject of transport is undoubtedly one of tbe introduction most important questions of the present day. The dawn of the Twentieth Century finds the great nations of the world still struggling supremacy, for commercial and there can be no doubt that one of the most important factors in this contest, is the possession of adequate means of transport. The nation having the best means of conveying her merchandise, possesses an advantage, difficult to estimate and still more difficult to reduce. The utility of water as a means of transport has been TIt apparent from a very early age, and the adaptation of the channels or canals, used by the ancients for irrigation, to the much wider purpose, namely as a means of transport, marked the birth of artificial inland navigations. JcJ f Tran8P rt - The Canal System of England. I. HlSTORY. Eariy canals. From the writings of Herodotus, Aristotle, Pliny, and other ancient historians, we learn that canals existed in Egypt before the Christian era, and there is reason to believe that at the same early period, artificial inland navigation had also been introduced into China. Hardly anything, however, save their existence has been recorded of these early works. We know that the Greeks, and afterwards, three of the Roman Emperors, attempted to join the Ionian Sea and the Archipelago by a canal, but failed and Pliny mentions that Drusus, commanding under Augustus an army which was to march into Germany, had a canal made from the now-known Rhine, to the Issel, for the sole purpose of conveying his army it. upon introduction Canals appear to have been introduced into Europe into Europe. with the advent of the Christian era, but for many centuries their employment was very gradual, introduction Their first introduction into this country was by the into J England, RomanSj when Britain, for a period of 400 years, was a province of the Roman Empire.

Abandoned Vanished Canals of EnglandAbandoned Vanished Canals of England



A resurgence in canal restoration has seen many English canals reopen in the past three decades, but many are still abandoned, some even vanished under roads, railways and buildings.

Author: Andy Wood

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445639277

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A resurgence in canal restoration has seen many English canals reopen in the past three decades, but many are still abandoned, some even vanished under roads, railways and buildings.

Bradshaw s Canals and Navigable Rivers of England and WalesBradshaw s Canals and Navigable Rivers of England and Wales



The canal commences at Wallbridge , Stroud , where it forms a junction with the
Stroudwater Canal , and proceeds by Brimscombe , Chalford , Daneway ,
Siddington , South Cerney , Latton , Marston Meysey , and Kempsford to
Inglesham ...

Author: Henry Rodolph De Salis

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B667578

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Tyke on a Bike Canals of Northern England and ScotlandTyke on a Bike Canals of Northern England and Scotland



The canal was later extended to Kendal, 16 miles north of the previous terminus
at Tewitfield. ... In his book The Inland Waterways of England, L.T.C. Rolt quotes
one John Fox, who travelled on this canal in 1839 and described it as the most ...

Author: John Priestley

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781447586173

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This is the story of how a computer consultant threw off the weary chains of work and got on his bike when threatened with high blood pressure. His journeys took him round the canals of northern England, first on the three routes across the Pennine Hills, then further afield to Scotland. He slogs his way round hundreds of miles of canals, passing through many major towns and cities including Manchester, Leeds, Bradford, Liverpool, Sheffield, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Off the bike and on foot the author also visits the Oxord and the Kennet and Avon Canals, and waterways in the Birmingham area, before venturing abroad. He also gets on a narrow boat for a calamitous trip up the Shropshire Union and Llangollen Canals. This edition is illustrated with 46 maps and photographs and includes a history of each canal in the sequence. The author selects his Top Ten Sights of the northern canals. The book concludes with a list of recommended canal sites across the country.

The Development of Transportation in Modern EnglandThe Development of Transportation in Modern England



We are, therefore, easily within the limit of safety when we say that at least one-
half, and possibly two-thirds, of the number of canals in England were
recompensed by dividends below that which was recognized as a reasonable
minimum; and ...

Author: W. T. Jackman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107653689

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Originally published in 1916, this book forms part of a two-volume set on the history of transportation in modern England, taking the term 'modern' as meaning 'the period beginning with about the close of the fifteenth century and ending with approximately the middle of the nineteenth century'. Volume one covers the period from 1500 up until the introduction of steam and volume two focuses on the development of railways and the effect of this change on other modes of transportation. Both books contain detailed textual notes and a comprehensive bibliography is also included. The set will be of value to anyone with an interest in transportation and British history.

Industry in EnglandIndustry in England



River Irwell.1 Other canals followed One of ninety-six miles in length, connecting
the rivers Trent and Mersey, was finished in 1777 ... But it is a matter of regret that
waterways are not more used for merchandise in England, as they are in some ...

Author: H. de B. Gibbins

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785876037817

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Page: 483

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With maps, tables, and a plan.

A History of England in 100 PlacesA History of England in 100 Places



And even they are not the whole story; there are another thirteen, six at one end
and seven at the other, before the Kennet and Avon Canal – with an almost
audible sigh of relief – reaches flat country again. These locks carry the canal
boats ...

Author: John Julius Norwich

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848546080

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Page: 512

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From battlefield to sacred building, from castle to cottage, from the Bridgwater Canal to Blackpool Pier, historian John Julius Norwich tells the political, cultural, social, religious and economic story of England through one hundred key places you can still visit today. Part narrative history, part exploration of our national heritage, his wide-ranging selection of sites will stimulate, entertain, inform - and certainly provoke - a debate about the most significant moments in English history.

Urban WaterwaysUrban Waterways



These newly transformed waterways have become attractive destinations, and for newcomers to a city, walking its waterways will unlock famous highlights as well as hidden delights. And that is just what this book does too.

Author: Derek Pratt

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472905130

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Before roads and rail, the industrial hubs of Great Britain were linked to the ports by a network of manmade waterways. These canals fell into disuse in the early part of the twentieth century, but in the last fifty years they have undergone a complete revival. These newly transformed waterways have become attractive destinations, and for newcomers to a city, walking its waterways will unlock famous highlights as well as hidden delights. And that is just what this book does too. With the lavish colour photography for which he is renowned, Britain's 'biographer photographer' Derek Pratt explores all the major cities and towns linked by waterways, bringing to life the canals and their environs with images that are stunning, stylish and beautiful. Through interesting, informative and typically quirky text, Derek also reveals a whole treasure trove of fascinating things most people don't know about these industrial landscapes, whilst also explaining the commercial history of the waterways, their subsequent decline and recent revitalisation. Towns and cities covered include: London, Oxford, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Stoke on Trent and the Potteries, Leeds, Gloucester, Reading, Birmingham and the Black Country, Rugby, Worcester, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham and Bath.

The New Cambridge Modern History Volume 9 War and Peace in an Age of Upheaval 1793 1830The New Cambridge Modern History Volume 9 War and Peace in an Age of Upheaval 1793 1830



As consumption increased , waterways were first improved and then constructed
specifically to carry coal . The first modern canals of England were the Sankey
Brook from St Helen's coalfield to the Mersey ( 1757 ) and the Duke of ...

Author: C. W. Crawley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521045479

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Page: 762

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The ninth volume of the The New Cambridge Modern History begins with the outbreak of war on the execution of Louis XVI, bridges the watershed of 1815 and closes, for the most part, with the avoidance of war on the abdication of Charles X. It was a period of wars and revolutions when Europe was preoccupied with France, and the role of war itself shaped the direction of change and determined its extent.

Waterways and Canal Building in Medieval EnglandWaterways and Canal Building in Medieval England



A study of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman canals and waterways, this book is based on evidence surrounding the nature of water transport in the period.

Author: John Blair

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: NWU:35556030771547

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Page: 315

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A study of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman canals and waterways, this book is based on evidence surrounding the nature of water transport in the period. A collection of essays, this study unearths this neglected but important aspect of medieval engineering and economic growth.

Planning the French CanalsPlanning the French Canals



a careful reading of their work adds an important new perspective on the
development of his canal program. ... Joseph Michael Dutens and England as
Model Born at Tours in 1765 into a Protestant family with some claim to
cultivation, Dutens ...

Author: Reed G. Geiger

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874135273

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The Becquey Program is one of the landmarks of French transport history. Francois Becquey, the politician/bureaucrat who was the director of the Bureau des ponts et chaussees, believed that the canal acts of 1821 and 1822 would finally provide a national network of mainline canals. He expected these canals to stimulate economic development, thereby allowing France to "catch up" with Britain, whose dense canal network was seemingly a necessary condition for its recent triumphs in the marketplace as well as on the battlefield. The Becquey Program has never been studied in detail, yet it is clearly one of the major landmarks in French transportation history. Its history is an opportunity to reexamine two of the oldest and most debated issues in modern French history: the alleged weakness of French economic liberalism and the putative backwardness of the French economy. The story of the Becquey Program also provides insight into the mentality and behavior of the haute banque of Paris, Becquey's own state corps of engineers, and the deputies of the French legislature - three overlapping elements among the emerging elite of notables who dominated political, social, and economic life during the Restoration. Finally, in a comparative framework, the debate over the canals led to an examination of the inadequacy of a British model and to a rehearsal of the arguments about state economic policy that the next generation would revive.

Canal 250Canal 250



I also acquired Eric de Maré's The Canals of England. What impressed me about
that book was the way in which it showed the rich texture and fascinating
contrasts of the waterways. In particular there were pictures of the lock staircase
at ...

Author: Anthony Burton

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752494623

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When a young English nobleman was thwarted in love he abandoned the court, retired to his estate near Manchester and built a canal to serve his coalmines. The Bridgewater Canal was the sensation of the age and led others to follow the example of the enterprising Duke of Bridgewater. From his starting point in 1760, over the next half-century Britain was covered by a network of waterways that became the lifeblood of the Industrial Revolution. This is the story of 250 years of history on those canals, and of the people who made and used them. The book tells of the great engineers, such as Telford, Brindley and Jessop and of the industrialists, such as Wedgwood and Arkwright who promoted the canals they built. It also tells the story of the anonymous navvies who dug the canals, the men and women who ran the boats and the workers who kept the canals running. Covering the entire history of the canal network (from the glorious early days, through the years of decline caused by rail and then road competition, up to the subsequent revival of the canals as leisure routes), this wonderfully illustrated book is a must-have for all canal enthusiasts.

Rivers and CanalsRivers and Canals



54I Barges on rivers and canals are not intended to travel at high speeds, so that
the wave resistance is small, except in restricted channels; ... Traction by horses
is still largely employed on the canals in England, France, Holland, and Belgium.

Author: Leveson Francis Vernon-Harcourt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108080606

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Leveson Francis Vernon-Harcourt (1839–1907) drew on a distinguished career in canal and river engineering for this illustrated two-volume survey, here reissued in its enlarged 1896 second edition. Having started as an assistant to the civil engineer John Hawkshaw, Vernon-Harcourt was appointed resident engineer in 1866 for new works on London's East and West India docks. Later, as a consulting engineer, he specialised in the design and construction of harbours, docks, canals and river works, and he was elected professor of civil engineering at University College London in 1882. This publication covers the design and construction of tidal and flood defences, canals, locks, and irrigation works. Volume 2 covers canal engineering, discussing the design and construction of canals and their associated works such as locks and lifts. Vernon-Harcourt also discusses ship canals and irrigation works. His Harbours and Docks (1885) is also reissued in this series.

The Canals of BritainThe Canals of Britain



Proposals for what turned out to be the only east–west canal across southern
England began in 1660, as a broad canal, the Western Canal. It was to be a
successful canal but no thanks to the residents of Reading, where the mob, led
by the ...

Author: Stuart Fisher

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408105177

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Page: 304

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Explore the infinitely varied and picturesque British canal network as it passes from wild moors and coastal harbours to modern city centres and canalside public houses.

A General Dictionary of Commerce Trade and ManufacturesA General Dictionary of Commerce Trade and Manufactures



1 he canals of England and Scotland are CANDLE , ( Canilles . Gen. Lichter , Ker
-the Andover canal , whose course is 221 zen . Du . Kaarzen . Da . Lys , Sw . Lju .
miles ; the Ashby de la Zouch canal , Fr. Chandelles . ( 1. Candelle . Sp . & Port ...

Author: Thomas Mortimer

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B19062

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