Southampton and Salisbury Canal
A reasonably full history of the canal is given on this website. Many of the canal company’s papers have been preserved and most can be found in the Southampton Archives in the Civic Centre.
This intriguing history may be read on this site in the pages listed below:
|Part 1||Preparations 1768 - 1795|
|Part 2||Problems 1795 - 1799|
|Part 3||Second Attempt 1799 - 1810|
|Part 4||Consequences 1810 - Present|
Extensive use has been made of the booklet published by the City of Southampton in 1966 (reprinted in 1977) under the title “The Bankrupt Canal” and written by Edwin Welch. Unfortunately, this publication is now out of print but copies might be found for sale second-hand on the internet, in second-hand bookshops or possibly borrowed from your local library.