SU9948 : The River Wey Navigation

taken 1 year ago, near to Guildford, Surrey, Great Britain

The River Wey Navigation
The River Wey Navigation
Viewed from a footbridge to the south of the city centre
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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SU9948, 465 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 24 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Guildford 
Primary Subject of Photo
River 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9973 4895 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.8620N 0:34.3810W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 99762 48929
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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