Grand Surrey Canal, Surrey

Historical Description

Grand Surrey Canal, a canal in the N of Surrey, in and near the metropolis. It deflects from the Thames by a dock at Rotherhithe; goes south-south-eastward to the western vicinity of Deptford, and proceeds thence westward to Camberwell. It is all on one level, without a lock. It was authorized in 1801, and was originally designed to go to the Thames at Vanxhall Creek.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Surrey History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Surrey online.


Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.