The History of Leith

January 3, 2007

The very first British canals were probably built in Roman times, as irrigation canals or short connecting stretches between navigable rivers.

The Foss Dyke is believed to be the first artificial navigation canal in the UK and was probably dug around 120AD to link the nearby Lincoln (Lindum Colonia) to the navigable River Witham. for more click here

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