The Republic of Pemberley. Jane Austen Willkommen home page. The Kennet and Avon canal system (built between 1794-1810) winds its picturesque way through Bath and would, no doubt, have been an object of interest to Jane Austen, as it was built during her time there.
Intended to connect these two great rivers with the open sea, it was built to provide rapid transportation between Bristol, Bath, and eventually, London. Start of Kennet and Avon Canal, in Bath. Jane Austen Informationen der Jane Austen Freunde.