The Thames Conservancy was a historical body responsible for the management of the River Thames in England. It was founded in 1857, initially replacing the jurisdiction of the City of London up to Staines and later taking responsibility for the whole river from Cricklade in Wiltshire to the sea at Yantlet Creek on the Isle of Grain. Responsibilities were reduced when the Tideway was transferred to the Port of London Authority in 1909 and in 1974 the Conservancy was taken into the Thames Water Authority.
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... there were many obstructions across the Thames, for fish-pounds and millers' weirs ... (1215) states that "weirs, for the time to come, shall be demolished in the Thames and Medway, except on the sea coast." It appears this never happened ... In 1751, the Thames Navigation Commissioners were established and built eight locks between Shiplake Lock and Boulters lock between 1770 and 1773 ...
... In the Middle Ages the Crown exercised general jurisdiction over the Thames, one of the four royal rivers, and appointed water bailiffs to oversee the river upstream of Staines ... The City of London exercised jurisdiction over the tidal Thames ... In 1751 the Thames Navigation Commission was formed to manage the whole non-tidal river above Staines ...
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“The winds on the wold
And the night is a-cold,
And Thames runs chill
Twixt mead and hill.
But kind and dear
Is the old house here
And my heart is warm
Midst winters harm.”
—William Morris (18341896)