Chard Canal

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A relatively late and short lived narrow canal. Michael over four aqueducts through three tunnels and four inclined planes to chard.

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Chard canal. The chard canal was a 13 mile 22km tub boat canal in somerset england that ran from the bridgwater and taunton canal at creech st. The route was only 13 miles long but the chard end was 231 ft above the creech st. Connected chard with the bridgwater and taunton canal at creech st.

13 1853 4 p 213 ihere is a useful account of incline working in c. Michael near taunton somerset. Water for the canal was supplied via the purpose built chard reservoir.

Michael over four aqueducts through three tunnels and four inclined planes to chard. The wharf invoice book referred to is deposited in chard branch library. By the early 19th century chard like many other places had a growing need for cheap transport particularly of bulky and heavy goods.

References to the inclines are scattered the best being in the minutes of proc. There was a good network of turnpike roads radiating from the town but their charge for wagons were high. The need for cheap transport in chard.

By far the best printed account of the canal is to be found in charles hadfield. Canals of the west midlands p 155. The chard canal was a 13 5 miles 21 7 km tub boat canal in somerset england that ran from the bridgwater and taunton canal at creech st.

Michael over four aqueducts through three tunnels and four inclined planes to chard it was completed in 1842 was never commercially viable and closed in 1868. It was completed in 1842 was never commercially viable and closed in 1868. Opened in 1842 closed in 1868.

Moreover the quantity of heavy goods needing. Michael end with several hills in between dealt with by inclined planes and tunnels. The chard canal was a 13 5 miles 21 7 km tub boat canal in somerset england that ran from the bridgwater and taunton canal at creech st.

The major engineering features are still clearly visible in the landscape.

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