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Basingstoke Canal, Hampshire

Historical Description

Basingstoke Canal, a canal from Basingstoke in Hants to the Wey and Arundel Canal in Surrey. It goes eastward, past Odiham and across the river Blackwater, to the border of Surrey in the vicinity of Ash; then goes 3½ miles northward to the Chobham Hills, near Farnborough; then proceeds east-north-eastward, in the route of the S.W.R., to the Wcy and Arundel Canal about 3 miles from the latter's junction with the Thames. Ite length is 37 miles, and it makes a total descent of 195 feet with 29 locks, and passes neur Odiham through a tunnel of ½ of a mile. It was completed in 1796, at a cost of £180,000, and it is navigable by vessels of nearly 50 tons burden.

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.