Chard Canal

The Chard Canal was a 13 mile (22km) tub boat canal in Somerset, England, that ran from the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal at Creech St. Michael, over four aqueducts, through three tunnels and four inclined planes to Chard. Water for the canal was supplied via the purpose built Chard Reservoir.

It was completed in 1842 and went into receivership in 1853 and closed in 1866.



Chard Canal - Chard Local History Group


Chard Canal - History - Bates Place


Somerset Historic Environment Record




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