Newsletter Button Image

Explore the catalogue


Search for exact term:
The course of the Canal at Bourton, near Shrivenham. Photo by Neil B. Maw

The Wilts & Berks Canal about to open 1794

The Reading Mercury
Monday 19 Jan, 1795
 
Wilts & Berks Canal 
Barrington Arms Inn, Shrivenham
30th December, 1794
 
At a Meeting of the Select Committee held here this day, pursuant to adjournment
 
William Hallett, Esq; in the Chair
 
Resolved, (amongst other things) That as the next Meeting may possibly be the last before the petition will be presented to Parliament, and as it is the earnest wish and determination of the Committee to accommodate the wishes of such individuals, whose property may be affected by the Line of the Canal, to the very utmost of their power, they will be happy to attend to every representation at their next meeting, and request the attendance of all persons interested in this consideration.
 
That the next Meeting of the Select Committee be held at the Crown Inn, in Swindon, on Monday the 19th day of January next, at noon.
 
William Hallett
 
The Chairman having left the Chair,
 
Resolved, That the Thanks of this Meeting be given to him for his great attention to the business of the day.
 
Ralph and Crowdy, Solicitors
 
____________________________________________
 
Then details of the course of the Canal
 
Reading Mercury
Mon 15 Sept, 1794
 
Notice is hereby given, that application is intended to be made to Parliament, in the next session, for leave to bring in a bill and to obtain an act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal and communication for boats, barges and other vessels (with proper towing paths) from the river Thames or Isis, at or near the town of Abingdon, in the county of Berks, to join or communicate with the intended Kennet and Avon Canal, at or near the town of Trowbridge, in the county of Wilts; and also for making and maintaining a navigable cut to branch out of and from the mentioned canal in or near a field called or known by the name of The Breach Field, in the Hamlet of Grove, in the parish of Wantage, in the said county of Berks, and also for making and maintaining another navigable cut or branch out of and from the same canal in or near a field called or known by the name of The Ploughed Ground, in the parish of Brimhill, in the said county of Wilts; in the occupation of Jacob Gaby, to or near the town of Calne, in the said county of Wilts; and also for making and maintaining another navigable Cut, or Breach out of and from the same Canal, at and in the close or ground in the parish of Chippenham in the said county of Wilts, called or known by the name of The Little Middle Ground, in the occupation of John Lawes, to or near the town of Chippenham, in the said county of Wilts; which said Canal and Cuts, or Branches there from, are intended to pass into or through the several parishes of Sutton Courtney, Drayton, Steventon, West Hendred, East Lockinge, Ardington, Wantage, Letcomb Regis, Sparsholt, Childrey, Uffington, Compton Beauchamp, Shrivenham, and Ashbury, in the County of Berks; and the several townships, hamlets, tithings or places of Sutton Wick, West Lockinge, Charlton, Grove, East Challow, West CHallow, Wellcott, Kingstone Lisle, Farlow, Woolstone, Knighton, Longcot, Becket, and Bourton, in the said county of Berks; and the several parishes of Highworth, Stanton Fitzwarren, Stratton Saint Margaretts, Swindon, Wroughton, Liddiars Treygooze, Wootton Bassett, Tockenham, Dauntsey, Brinkworth, Christian Malford, Brimhill, Avon, Calne, Chippenham, Laycock, Melksham, Steeple Ashton, Waddon, Hilperton, Trowbridge, and Bradford, in the county of Wilts; and the several townships, hamlets, tithings or places of South Marston, Swindon, Eastcott, Oakhouse, Westlecott, Wroughton, Elcomb, Salthrop, Midghall, Binknoll, Woodshaw, Greenhill, Tockenham Wick, Grittenham,, Cadenham, Foxham, Spirthill, Studley, Stanley, Pewsham otherwise Pewsham Forest, Semington, Steventon, and Great Trowle, in the said county of Wilts.
 
Ralph and Crowdy, Solicitors.
Sept 10, 1794
 
 
__________________________________
 
 
 
  • Year:
    1794
  • Place:
    Shrivenham
  • Ref:
    Online only
  • Item Ref:
    N578
  • Find it:
    Online only

 

 

Do you know?

We are always on the look-out for more information about Shrivenham and district. If you have old photos, know of historical facts, old documents (especially deeds) please contact us...

If you would like to view any item please visit the centre on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 10 am - 12 noon. We can also open outside of these hours with prior arrangement.