Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for REGENTS CANAL

REGENTS CANAL, a canal in the S E of Middlesex; through the northern and eastern parts of the metropolis; from the Paddington canal, through Maida-Hill, Camden-Town, St. Pancras, Islington, Hoxton, Haggerstone, and Mile-End, to the Thames at Limehouse. It was formed in 1813-5; it is 8½ miles long, 45 feet wide, and 5 feet deep; and it makes a descent of 90 feet, with 13 locks. It has a tunnel 716 feet long at Maida-Hill; it describes a curve round the nor thern part of Regents Park; it sendsoff there a branch to Cumberland market; it traverses a second tunnel in Islington; it skirts the S W end of Victoria Park; it connects there with Ducket's canal to the river Lea; and, at several places, it has basins and wharves.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "a canal"   (ADL Feature Type: "canals")
Administrative units: Middlesex AncC

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