Exeter Ship Canal
(1566-present)

thing and canal

Aged 456

The Exeter Ship Canal, also known as the Exeter Canal is a canal leading from (and beside) the River Exe to Exeter Quay in the city of Exeter, Devon, England. It was first constructed in the 1560s predating the "canal mania" period and is one of the oldest artificial waterways in the UK.

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EXETER SHIP CANAL Opened 1566 and later extended. The first canal to be built in Britain since Roman times and the first to use Pound locks

Exeter Quayside, Exeter, United Kingdom where it sited