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In 1729, a plan was proposed to make the River Frome (Stroudwater) navigable. It was opposed by mill-owners along the river who feared that there would not be enough water to power their machinery and that they would be ruined.

These documents make the arguments clear .........

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D1180 5/1a Reasons for making the Stroudwater navigable, 1729
D1180 5/1b Reasons against making the Stroudwater navigable, 1729
D1180 5/1c An answer to reasons against making the Stroudwater navigable