Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 143,374 pages of information and 230,039 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Hertford Union Canal

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search

A 2km canal from the Regent’s Canal to the River Lee, avoiding the River Thames.

The canal was also known as Duckett's Canal after Sir George Duckett, its original promoter. His father, also named George, was earlier involved in promoting the Stort Navigation and had changed his name from Jackson after being made a baronet.

1824 The Act authorising the Hertford Union Canal was passed in 1824

1830 The canal opened unceremoniously in the Spring of 1830. It was never a great commercial success and for several years in the mid 19th Century it was unnavigable.

1851 advertised for sale but there were difficulties in finding a buyer willing to invest in it.

The line was eventually purchased by the Regents Canal Co

1857 became a branch of the Regent's Canal

1929 Came under the auspices of the Grand Union Canal Company.

See Also

Loading...

Sources of Information

  • Hertford Union [1]