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Arundel and Portsmouth Canal, Sussex

Historical Description

Arundel and Portsmouth Canal, a canal westward from the river Arun to Chichester harbour, with a branch to Chichester, and another, through Langston harbour, to Port-sea. It was opened in 1823, and cost £160,000. The main line leaves the Arun, at the tideway, 2 miles from the sea; passes Bamharn, Merston, and Donnington; is 12 miles long; and has a fall of 21 feet, with four locks. The branch to Chichester is 1½ mile long. The branch to Portsea was 2½ miles long, but was partly filled up for the railway, and is now disused.

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

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