The Quest for England: The Chichester Ship Canal

Today, the lovely Julia and I take a stroll along the Chichester Canal from Hunston, a village just south of Chichester in West Sussex.

The Chichester Canal is a navigable canal in England. It runs 4.5 miles from the sea at Birdham on Chichester Harbour to Chichester through two locks. The canal (originally part of the Portsmouth and Arundel Canal) was opened in 1822 having taken three years to build. When completed the canal could take ships of up to 100 tons. Dimensions were limited to 85 feet long 18 feet wide and a draft of up to 7 feet.



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