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Title:4 & 6 Chains Road, Sampford Peverell: Desk-based assessment
Originator:Southwest Archaeology
Summary:The building of the Grand Western Canal was proposed by an act of Parliament in 1796 & engineered by John Rennie. The route was to be from Topsham to Taunton with another canal linking Bridgwater to Weston-Super-Mare. The canal eventually reached Taunton in 1838 but never reached Topsham. The Taunton section of the canal fell into disuse in 1867 & the Tiverton section in 1924. In 1962 a Tiverton Canal Preservation Committee was established & the remaining section of canal was managed by Devon County Council for leisure purposes in 2004.

Associated Monuments (6)

MDV71106Boundary Walls at 4 & 6 Chains Road, Sampford Peverell (Monument)
MDV11474Castle, Sampford Peverell (Monument)
MDV22051Chains Farm House (Monument)
MDV1497Grand Western Canal, Tiverton to Somerset Border (Monument)
MDV11473Sampford Barton (Building)
MDV49964Sampford Peverell Bridge (Building)