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eBook Braunston to Brentford: Guide to the Southern Grand Union Canal, the Former Grand Junction Canal epub

by G.C. Elwin

eBook Braunston to Brentford: Guide to the Southern Grand Union Canal, the Former Grand Junction Canal epub
  • ISBN: 0950730300
  • Author: G.C. Elwin
  • Genre: No category
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Imprint unknown (November 1980)
  • Pages: 56 pages
  • ePUB size: 1352 kb
  • FB2 size 1748 kb
  • Formats lit mbr doc azw


The Grand Union Canal in England is part of the British canal system. Its main line starts in London and ends in Birmingham, stretching for 137 miles (220 km) with 166 locks.

The Grand Union Canal in England is part of the British canal system. It has arms to places including Leicester, Slough, Aylesbury, Wendover and Northampton. The Grand Union Canal was also the original name for part of what is now part of the Leicester Line of the modern Grand Union: this latter is now generally referred to as the Old Grand Union Canal to avoid ambiguity.

The Grand Junction Canal section had eight branches, the last being that of Slough in 1883. The section of the main line between Brentford and Braunston (Grand Junction Canal), was built as a 'wide' or 'broad' canal - that is, its locks were wide enough to accommodate two narrowboats abreast (side by side) or a single wide barge up to 14 feet (. 7 m) in beam. The onward sections from Braunston to Birmingham had been built as 'narrow' canals. 1931 an Act was passed to widen and deepen the necessary sections. The third section from Norton Junction to Trent.

The canal at Braunston . The Grand Union Canal passing Trellick Tower at Westbourne Park, London. The Grand Union Canal was nationalised in 1948, control transferring to the British Transport Commission, and in 1962 to the British Waterways Board, later British Waterways. This realigned the canal to the south of its former course; the locks here are still referred to – without irony – as "The New 'Uns" by traditional boaters, and the term has been passed on to a new generation of canal users. After Kings Langley and Apsley – the site of more former paper mills – the canal passes Hemel Hempstead and Boxmoor Common.

The Grand Union Canal, stretching from Birmingham to the River Thames, is part of the British canal system. At 28. miles, it is by far the longest canal in the United Kingdom. The main line of the Grand Union Canal connects London and Birmingham, this line stretching for 137 miles, with 166 locks (map). It also has arms reaching out from the main line to other towns, including Leicester, Slough, Aylesbury, Wendover and Northampton.

The Grand Union Canal, Regents Canal, River Lee & River Stort

The Grand Union Canal, Regents Canal, River Lee & River Stort. The Grand Union Canal leaves the River Thames at Brentford and climbs over fifty locks up into the Chiltern hills. Stoke Bruerne and Braunston are old canal towns, the Canal Museum and Boat Inn at Stoke Bruerne are worth a stop. The Paddington Arm and Regents Canal in London go close to the city centre, through Regent's Park and London Zoo and past Camden to meet the Thames again at Limehouse Basin. They form part of a short circular cruising Ring, including the tidal Thames past the Houses of Parliament and joining the Grand Union Canal at Brentford.

The Grand Union Canal No. .has been added to your Basket. Wending its way from Braunston to Salford, under Spaghetti Junction, this illustrated guide covers the northern part of the Grand Union Canal, accompanying the guide to the southern half published in 2005. The locks on the canal are numbered south from Braunston, and Thames Lock is lock number 101. Its main line connects London and Birmingham, stretching for 220 km (137 miles) with 166 locks. com/canal/grand union. Commercial traffic continued to decline, effectively ceasing in the 1970s.

A local area guide to Brentford places to go, restaurants, bars, cafes, property, schools and public transport. There is something for everyone!

A local area guide to Brentford places to go, restaurants, bars, cafes, property, schools and public transport. There is something for everyone! Submitted by Fizah. Delicious food and a quirky interior makes this gastro pub a great choice every time.

Grand Junction Canal Legend direction of downstream flow Braunston Turn 91 A45 Grand Union Leicester . The Grand Junction Canal is a canal in England from Braunston in Northamptonshire to the River Thames at Brentford, with a number of branches

Grand Junction Canal Legend direction of downstream flow Braunston Turn 91 A45 Grand Union Leicester Section Braunston Locks 1-6 Braun. The Grand Junction Canal is a canal in England from Braunston in Northamptonshire to the River Thames at Brentford, with a number of branches. The mainline was built between 1793 and 1805, to improve the route from the Midlands to London, by-passing the upper reaches of the River Thames near Oxford, thus shortening the journey.

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