The portsmouth and arundel canal was a canal in the south of england that ran between portsmouth and arundel it was built in 1823 but was never a financial success and was abandoned in 1855. The canal was known as the portsmouth and arundel canal and cost 125 000.
The company was wound up in 1888.
Portsmouth and arundel canal. The first section of an ambitious scheme to link portsmouth with london opened in 1818. The admiralty consulted charles rennie who was in favour of the project and when asked for advice by the promoters employed francis and netlam giles to conduct a survey. Planned to complete the inland navigation between london and portsmouth harbour the waterway was part barge canal part ship canal and part open water when it opened in 1823.
Barges passed through a channel at the northern coast of thorney island passed north of hayling island into langstone harbour and then entered the portsea canal at its entrance at milton. The company was wound up in 1888 the resident engineer was james hollinsworth. The canal was proposed in 1815 to link portsmouth with arundel and thereby to access the canal system to london in 1815 the napoleonic war was successfully concluded in the battle of waterloo.
The company of proprietors of the portsmouth and arundel navigation was incorporated by the portsmouth and arundel navigation act 1817 57 george iii c. 304 people had invested in the arundel to portsmouth canal company including such notables as the duke of norfolk earl of egremont and viscounts keith and exmouth but the timing was bad. Portsmouth arundel canal in 1815 a group of promoters who were considering providing a canal from the river arun to portsmouth approached the admiralty for approval.
The southern section of this waterway linked portsmouth to arundel via the arun navigation wey and arun canal wey navigation and river thames. Costing 170 000 the canal was opened in 1822 with much pomp and ceremony booming of cannon and wining and dining. The route chosen would require a channel to be he dredged between langstone and chichester harbours to the north of hayling island.
The portsmouth and arundel canal was a canal in the south of england that ran between portsmouth and arundel it was built in 1823 but was never a financial success and was abandoned in 1855. The portsmouth and arundel canal was an extraordinary speculation and an ignominious failure. Lxiii an act for making and maintaining.