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Gloucester and Berkeley Ship Canal, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Gloucester and Berkeley Ship Canal, a canal from Sharpness at Berkeley Pill on the Severn to the city of Gloucester. It was commenced in 1794 and completed in 1827, and was designed to avoid the shallows and windings of the Severn. It is 17 miles long without locks except at the ends. There are extensive docks both at Sharpness and at Gloucester.

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

Church Records

The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.

Land and Property

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