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River Wey

Description: Runs 19.75 miles from Godalming to the River Thames at Shepperton

History: Promoted by Acts of 1651, 1681, 1683 and 1760 (extension from Guildford to Godalming). Navigation from Weybridge to Guildford opened in 1653 and the extension from Guildford to Godalming in 1763.

See Priestley's Navigable Rivers and Canals for more information.

January 1651

Promoted by Act.

January 1653

Navigation from Weybridge to Guildford opened.

January 1681

Promoted by Act.

January 1683

Promoted by Act.

January 1760

Promoted by Act (extension from Guildford to Godalming).

January 1760

John Smeaton

He was engaged on the extension of the navigation from Guildford to Godalming.

January 1763

Extension from Guildford to Godalming opened.

January 1970

IWA National Rally at Guildford.

January 1973

London's Lost Route to the Sea by P A L Vine, Published by David & Charles - Inland Waterways History series.

 

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