Preserving yesterday for tomorrow STOVER CANAL STOVER CANAL Built by our forefathers, preserved for our grandchildren Built by our forefathers, preserved for our grandchildren
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Welcome

The   Stover   Canal   Society   was   formed   in   1999   to promote   the   preservation   and      restoration   of   the Stover   Canal   in   South   Devon,   England.   Built   in   the 18th   Century,   the   canal      was   used   for   nearly   150 years   to   transport   clay   and   other   materials   from   the Bovey     Basin,     and     granite     from     quarries     on Dartmoor, to the docks at Teignmouth.   The    society    has    now    merged    with    the    Stover Canal   Trust   which   works   with   local   councils   and other   interested   parties   to   preserve   the   line   of   the canal   and   to   restore   it   as   an   amenity   for   the   local community.    Some    lengths    of    the    canal    towpath form   part   of   the Templer   Way,   an   historic   trail   which links   the   canal,   the      tramway   and   other   legacies   of the Templer family.
This website explains the origins of the canal and its features, where it is, what is planned for the future and how you can help in the restoration of this unique piece of Devonshire history.
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