Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for KENDAL AND LANCASTER CANAL

KENDAL AND LANCASTER CANAL, a canal in Westmoreland and Lancashire. It was formed in 1793; it connects with the river Kent, goes southward from Kendal, past Burton-in-Kendal, Lancaster, and Garstang, to Preston, is prolonged thence about 4 miles by railway to Brindle, and proceeds thence to the Leeds canal at Whittle-le-Wood; it is 76 miles long; and it rises 222 feet, and falls 66 feet. But it has mainly been superseded by the Lancaster and Carlisle railway.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a canal"   (ADL Feature Type: "canals")
Administrative units: Lancashire AncC       Westmorland AncC

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