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Salisbury & Southampton Canal

The Salisbury and Southampton Canal was planned to be a 13-mile long canal from Redbridge to Salisbury. It would connect with the Andover Canal near Mottisfont and to the River Itchen, via another section through Southampton.

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Facts & Stats


Date planned

James Brindley announced the idea of the Salisbury & Southampton Canal in 1763, although it was not until 1795 that the canal was authorised.

13 miles


Intended length of the Salisbury & Southampton Canal.


Date closed

Waterway notes