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Croydon Canal

The Croydon Canal closed in 1836 and ran from Croydon to New Cross on the Grand Surrey Canal.

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Facts & Stats


The Croydon Canal opened in 1809 and closed in 1836.  It was the first canal to be abandoned by an Act of Parliament

9.3 miles

The canal was 9.3 miles long (14.9km) when navigable

28 locks

The Croydon Canal had 28 locks

Waterway restoration

Restoring the UK’s blue infrastructure – our inherited network of navigable canals and rivers – is good for people and places.

Waterway underfunding

Hundreds of miles of waterways – along with their unique heritage and habitats – are currently starved of funding and rely on constant lobbying by us to safeguard their future.

Sustainable boating

We want boating on canals and rivers to be more sustainable and – even though the current overall contribution to UK carbon emissions is very small – we want to help reduce emissions on the waterways.