Wey Navigations :: Shared Description

The Wey Navigation opened in 1653 and was one of the first British rivers to be made navigable. In 1764 the Godalming Navigation opened, creating a 20-mile waterway running from the Thames at Weybridge to Godalming - now the southern-most part of the inland waterway network.
Originally the Wey Navigations were used for transporting barge loads of heavy goods via the Thames to London. Timber, coal, corn, flour, wood and even gunpowder were regularly moved up and down the waterway.
Later in 1796 the Basingstoke Canal was dug and connected to the Wey and in 1816 the Wey and Arun Junction Canal was opened, connecting with the Wey at Stonebridge.
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SU9949 : Millmead Lock, Guildford by N Chadwick
TQ0341 : The Downs Link crosses the Wey Arun Canal by N Chadwick
TQ0341 : The Wey Arun Canal by N Chadwick
TQ0341 : The Downs Link crosses the Wey Arun Canal by N Chadwick
TQ0242 : Wey and Arun Canal information board by N Chadwick
TQ0242 : The Wey and Arun Canal by N Chadwick
TQ0045 : Wey and Arun Canal Informattion Board by N Chadwick
TQ0046 : Notice board on the Wey and Arun Canal by N Chadwick
SU9946 : River Wey (Godalming Navigation) by N Chadwick
SU9946 : River Wey (Godalming Navigation) by N Chadwick
SU9946 : Narrowboat on the River Wey by N Chadwick
SU9946 : Narrowboats on the South Wey by N Chadwick
SU9946 : Narrowboat, River Wey by N Chadwick
SU9946 : Stonebridge Wharf, Wey Navigation by N Chadwick
SU9946 : River Wey / Wey Navigation south of Broadford Bridge by N Chadwick
SU9946 : Towpath south along the River Wey by N Chadwick
SU9946 : Towpath north along the River Wey by N Chadwick
SU9946 : River Wey / Wey Navigation by N Chadwick
SU9946 : River Wey / Wey Navigation north of Broadford Bridge by N Chadwick
SU9946 : The Wey Navigation (River Wey) by N Chadwick
SU9947 : River Wey / Wey Navigation south of the railway bridge by N Chadwick
SU9947 : River Wey / Wey Navigation by N Chadwick
SU9947 : Railway bridge over the River Wey by N Chadwick
SU9947 : Weir, River Wey / Wey Navigation by N Chadwick
SU9947 : Canalside Cottage, Wey Navigation by N Chadwick

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Created: Wed, 1 Sep 2010, Updated: Sun, 5 Sep 2010

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