Basingstoke Canal: Dieter Jebens / Roger Cansdale
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: The History Press (23 Feb. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 075243103X
- ISBN-13: 978-0752431031
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The Basingstoke Canal was built towards the end of the ‘great canal mania’ in the eighteenth century.It was intended to provide a transport route to and from London via the Wey and the Thames, but the expectations of its promoters were never realised: no dividends were ever paid to the shareholders and in 1866 the Canal Company declared itself bankrupt.