Thames Navigation

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River Thames - Human Aspects - Navigation - History of The Management of The River
... 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 ... However, navigation was increasingly impeded by weirs and mills, and in the 14th century the river probably ceased to be navigable for heavy traffic between Henley and Oxford ...

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