Plan of the Bason and Property of the Grand Surry Canal Company,Including the collateral cut with other Property Proposed to be Purchased.
Very scarce. Red and black ink on india. Sheet 330 x 260mm, 13 x 10¼". With P.L.A. Drawing Office ink stamp dated 1925 and manuscript indexing. Laid on linen, some wear and damage.
A plan of the terminus of the Grand Surrey Canal at the Surrey Commercial Docks in Rotherhithe. An overly-ambitious plan to join the docks with to Mitcham, Kingston & Epsom, with a junction with the Croydon Canal at New Cross, authorised by Act of Parliament in 1801. The first stretch of canal opened in 1809, but only 3½ miles of canal were completed. After WWII bombing destroyed most of the docks the canal fell into decline and it closed in 1971.
From the Port of London Authority archives.
[Ref: 10305] £220.00