SP9114 : The Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal

near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

The Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal
The Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal
The Aylesbury Arm is a branch of the Grand Union Canal (originally the Grand Junction Canal see SP9114 : Canal and Reservoir Information Tring Area) and the Act authorising its construction was passed in 1794, and there were plans (never implemented) to extend the Arm to the River Thames at Abingdon. Construction started in 1811 and it was opened in 1815, and has been open ever since. It was used to ship grain, coal, timber and building materials until the 1960's. It is now provides a pleasant route through the Aylesbury Vale and is much used for walking, boating and fishing. There is also a working boatyard.
The Arm is 6 miles long, has 16 locks and rises 95 feet between Aylesbury and Marsworth. Unlike the Grand Junction Canal and the nearby Wendover Arm, which weave across the countryside making the most of the contours, the Aylesbury Arm is remarkably straight, reflecting the level nature of the Vale of Aylesbury. The locks will only take a single narrowboat, in contrast to the main canal, which will take two or one full width barge.

The aim is to document the individual locations along the canal as follows:
SP9114 : Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal Lock No 1.
SP9114 : Aylesbury Arm - Lock No 2 showing the Lock Gates of Lock No 1.
SP9114 : Aylesbury Arm - Bridge No 1 from Lock No 2.
SP9114 : Aylesbury Arm Marsworth Lock (No 3).
SP9114 : Aylesbury Arm - Black Jacks Lock (No 4).
SP9114 : Aylesbury Arm Lock No 5 - Looking East.
SP9114 : Aylesbury Arm - Top Gate on Dixon's Gap Lock (No 6).
SP9014 : Aylesbury Arm - Canal Bridge No 2 - Dixon's Gap Bridge.
SP9014 : Aylesbury Arm: Lock No 7.
SP9014 : Aylesbury Arm: Wilstone Lock (No 8).
SP9014 : Aylesbury Arm: Wilstone Bridge (No 3).
SP9014 : Aylesbury Arm: Wooden Footbridge over Canal (Bridge No 4).
SP9014 : Aylesbury Arm: Gudgeon Stream Lock (No 9).
SP9014 : Aylesbury Arm: Gudgeon Stream Bridge (No 5).
SP8914 : Aylesbury Arm: Bridge No 6.
SP8914 : Aylesbury Arm: Puttenham Top Lock (No 10).
SP8814 : Puttenham Bottom Lock Lock 11 on the Aylesbury Arm.
SP8814 : Bridge 7, Aylesbury Arm, Grand Union Canal.
SP8814 : Canal Barges on the Aylesbury Arm at Bates Boatyard.
SP8713 : Aylesbury Arm: Bridge No 8.
SP8713 : Aylesbury Arm: Buckland Lock (No 12).
SP8713 : Aylesbury Arm: Red House Lock (No 13).
SP8713 : Aylesbury Arm: Red House Bridge (No 9).
SP8714 : Sidespill Weir at Merrymead Farm Winding Hole on the Aylesbury Arm Canal.
SP8614 : Aylesbury Arm: Bridge No 10.
SP8514 : Aylesbury Arm: Bridge No 11.
SP8514 : Aylesbury Arm: Approaching Bridge 12.
SP8514 : Aylesbury Arm: Canal Bridge No 13.
SP8414 : Aylesbury Arm: Bridge No 14.
SP8414 : Aylesbury Arm: Broughton Lock (No 14).
SP8414 : Aylesbury Arm: Broughton Lane crosses the Canal (Bridge No 15).
SP8314 : Aylesbury Arm: Bridge No 16.
SP8314 : Aylesbury Arm: Oakfield Road crosses the Canal.
SP8313 : Aylesbury Arm: Lock No 15.
SP8213 : Aylesbury Arm: Hills and Partridges Lock (No 16).
SP8213 : Aylesbury Arm: Park Street crosses the Canal (Bridge No 17).
SP8213 : Aylesbury Arm: The High Street crosses the Canal (Bridge No 18).
SP8213 : Aylesbury Arm: Highbridge (Footbridge over the Canal).
SP8213 : Aylesbury Arm: The Aylesbury Canal Basin.
SP8213 : Aylesbury Arm: Terminal Weir.

See SP8414 : Passing through Lock 14 (1) On the way from Bridge No 14 for a series of pictures showing how a narrowboat passes through a typical Aylesbury Arm Lock.
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