Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

9/11/2004

Montgomeryshire Canal

Most canals in Britain were built between 1761 and 1816, well before the Victorian age began in 1837. The Montgomeryshire Canal however, was not completed as far south as Newtown until 1821.
Canals were heavily used by the Victorians until the new steam railways took away most of their trade in carrying goods.
Like the road, and later the railway, the canal closely followed the valley of the River Severn between the hills of Montgomeryshire.
These pages tell you more about this once important canal.

For more information go to the link on the rhs

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