Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,685 pages of information and 235,430 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Carlisle Canal

From Graces Guide

The Carlisle Canal opened in 1823, linking Carlisle to the Solway Firth, to facilitate the transport of goods to and from the city. It was short-lived, being replaced by a railway which used the canal bed for most of its route, and was opened in 1854.

Also known as the Carlisle and Solway Ship Canal

Engineer was William Chapman (1749-1832). Assisted by Richard Buck and his brother Henry Buck. Also Thomas Ferrier was overseer.

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