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placename:- Lancaster Canal
other name:- Lancaster and Kendal Canal
parish Kendal parish, once in Westmorland
parish Natland parish, once in Westmorland
parish Helsington parish, once in Westmorland
parish Sedgwick parish, once in Westmorland
parish Stainton parish, once in Westmorland
parish Preston Richard parish, once in Westmorland
parish Preston Patrick parish, once in Westmorland
parish Beetham parish, once in Westmorland
parish Holme parish, once in Westmorland
parish Burton-in-Kendal parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
canal
coordinates:- SD58
10Km square:- SD59
10Km square:- SD58
10Km square:- SD57
county:- Lancashire
canal

1Km square SD5080

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 38 12)

OS County Series (Wmd 42 4)

OS County Series (Wmd 42 8)

OS County Series (Wmd 43 13)

OS County Series (Wmd 47 1)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

placename:- Lancaster and Kendal Canal
canal
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H

Map of the English Lakes, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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county:- Lancashire
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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county:- Lancashire
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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county:- Lancashire
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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county:- Lancashire
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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county:- Lancashire
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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county:- Lancashire
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 20:-
... [Kendal]
... The completion of the canal to Lancaster, in 1819, gave a powerful impulse to the building spirit of the inhabitants, which still continues to extend the limits of the town, and to improve its general appearance and accommodations.
Page 152:-
The trade of Lancaster is very considerable, not only at Glasson Dock, where the larger ships generally unload but also at the Canal, which is one of very great extent, and connected with many of the principal towns in the manufacturing districts. ...
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834)

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
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Page 92:-
... It is a sea-port upon the Lune, over which there ... about a mile further up a grand aqueduct, by which the Canal is conducted across the river.
...
A quick sailing Packet Boat, for the conveyance of passengers, has lately been established, every day, between Preston and Kendal, through Lancaster.
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

source:- Otley 1818

New Map of the District of the Lakes, in Westmorland, Cumberland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, published by J Otley, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1818; pblished 1818 to 1850s.
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The Lancaster Canal

placename:- Lancaster Canal

descriptive text:- Baker 1802

Perspective road map with sections in Lancashire, Westmorland, and Cumberland through Kendal and Penrith ending at Carlisle, by J Baker, London 1802.
pp.25-26:-
... a navigable canal, lately formed from the coal countries about Chorly, and which passes hence to Kendal. ...
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old map:- West 1784 map

A Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, now Cumbria, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Paas, 53 Holborn, London, included in the Guide to the Lakes by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Westmorland, and in London, from the 3rd edition 1784, to 1821.
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placename:- Lancaster Canal
county:- Lancashire
county:- Westmorland

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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[1] ... In the year 1792 an act was obtained, chiefly promoted by the inhabitants of Lancaster for making a navigable canal, from Kendal, by way of Lancaster and Preston, to go through the great coal countries in the neighbourhood of Chorley and Wigan, and to join the canals in the south of Lancashire, its principal design being for the carriage of limestone and slate from the north, and to return with coals. It is carried over the river Lune by the largest aqueduct in the kingdom, which is an amazing grand object, and is seen to advantage from Lancaster bridge, about two miles off.
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Cooper 1808

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, scale about 9 miles to 1 inch, by H Cooper, 1808, published by G and W B Whittaker, 13 Ave Maria Lane, London, 1824.
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locality:- Kendal Ward
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old map:- Whitworth 1772

Map, Plan of the Proposed Navigable Canal ... to Kendal, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Whitworth, published by the Gentleman's Magazine, 1772.
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Plan of the Proposed NAVIGABE CANAL from the Leeds & Liverpool Canal near Eccleston in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to Kendal in Westmorland. Suvey'd in 1772 by Robt. Whitworth.
date:- 1772
period:- 18th century, late

observation At present, the canal ends south of Tewitfield Locks. Though some sections further north have water and may be navigable.
The canal brough coal north from Wigan, and took limestone south from Kendal; it is said that it was called the 'Black and White Canal'.

photographs
The fly boat Crewdson was built 1829 for passenger services between Preston and Kendal. It was withdrawn 1846, and rebuilt for other work. The model was made in 1915 (LANLM:LM15.8).
courtesy of Lancaster Museums.
courtesy of Lancaster Museums.
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button to large Lancaster Canal -- Kendal and Natland etc -- Cumbria -- Lancashire / -- Model of the fly boat Crewdson. -- 6.9.2013
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references : 2000: History of the Lancaster-Kendal Canal and its Associated Industries: Kendal Civic Society:: unpublished report, see Kendal Library, Local Studies WOO386.4
Curwen, John F: 1917: Lancaster Canal: TCWAAS: new series vol.17: pp.26-47 and map
Perrott, David (ed): 1985 (2nd edn): Nicholson/Ordnance Survey Guide to the Waterways, 3 North: Nicholson, Robert, Publcations & Ordnance Survey:: ISBN 0 905522 75 3
Philpotts: 1983: Building the Lancaster Canal: Blackwater Books (London):: ISBN 0 946623 00 7
Rigby, Janet: 2006 (?): Life on the Lancaster Canal: Landty Publishing (Staining, Lancashire):: ISBN 1 872895 66 2
Rigby, Janet: 2007: Lancaster Canal in Focus: Landy Publications (Staining, Lancashire):: ISBN 1 872895 72 7
Satchell, John: 2000: Kendal's Canal, History, Industry and People: Kendal Civic Society:: ISBN 0 9509869 1 7
Slater, David & Main, Martin & Clark, Jon & Blndell, Lesley: 2003 (3rd edn) & 1989: Lancaster Canal Trust
Slater, David (et al): 2000 (2nd edn) & 1989: Complete Guide to the Lancaster Canal: Lancaster Canal Trust:: ISBN 0 95141 46 1
Swan, Robert: 1990: Walker's Guide to the Lancaster Canal: Cicerone Press (Milnthorpe, Cumbria):: ISBN 1 85284 055 2
Wilson, Paul N: 1968: Canal Head, Kendal: TCWAAS: new series vol.68: pp.132-150

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Tewitfield Turnpike Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Tewitfield Wharf, Lancaster Canal
Tewitfield Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Tewitfield Locks, Lancaster Canal
Lark Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Saltermire Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Cinderbarrow Culvert, Lancaster Canal
Yealand Road Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Moss Side Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Burton Wharf, Lancaster Canal
Burton Aqueduct, Lancaster Canal
New Mill Aqueduct, Lancaster Canal
Braithwaites Bridge, Lancaster Canal
boundary stone, SD52287758
winding point, Lancaster Canal
Holme Mill Bridge, Lancaster Canal
stone, Holme
Sheernest Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Holme Turnpike Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Jansons Bridge, Lancaster Canal
winding point, Lancaster Canal (2)
Warehouse Bridge, Lancaster Canal
winding point, Lancaster Canal (7)
Holme Park Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Nelsons Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Holme North Road Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Garths Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Spinney Culvert, Lancaster Canal
Dukes Bridge, Lancaster Canal
winding point, Lancaster Canal (3)
Farleton Turnpike Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Hodgsons Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Thompsons Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Atkinsons Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Farleton Aqueduct, Lancaster Canal
winding point, Lancaster Canal (5)
Dovehouses Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Moss Side Bridge, Lancaster Canal (2)
Seven Milestone Bridge, Lancaster Canal
M6 Bridge, Lancaster Canal
winding point, Lancaster Canal (4)
Millness Bridge, Lancaster Canal
canal feeder, Lancaster Canal
Crooklands Aqueduct, Lancaster Canal
canal wharf, Lancaster Canal
Crooklands Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Wakefield's Wharf, Lancaster Canal
Old Hall Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Mattinsons Bridge, Lancaster Canal
winding point, Lancaster Canal (6)
Field End Bridge, Lancaster Canal
stop gates, Lancaster Canal
Bridge End Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Stainton Aqueduct, Lancaster Canal
Stainton Crossing Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Sellet Hall Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Wellheads Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Hincaster Tunnel, Lancaster Canal
Howard's Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Sedgwick Hill Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Sedgwick Aqueduct, Lancaster Canal
Horse Park Bridge, Lancaster Canal
winding point, Lancaster Canal (8)
Larkrigg Hall Bridge, Lancaster Canal
mooring stone, Lancaster Canal
Crow Park Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Natland Hall Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Natland Road Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Natland Mill Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Highgate Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Change Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Gas House Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Kendal Castle Bridge, Lancaster Canal
Canal Head, Kendal

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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