SU9948 : River Wey / Wey Navigation

taken 9 years ago, near to Shalford, Surrey, Great Britain

River Wey / Wey Navigation
River Wey / Wey Navigation
River Wey
The River Wey is a major tributary of the River Thames and joins it at Weybridge. It comprises two main tributaries, the North Wey and South Wey. The North Wey rises near Alton and flows through Farnham before joining the South Wey near Shalford, just south of Guildford. The South Wey rises on Black Down near Haselmere. LinkExternal link
Wey Navigations
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 17 September, 2010
Canalised river   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 995 481 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.4059N 0:34.5841W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 995 481
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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