SP4559 : Napton Adkin's Lock, Oxford Canal

taken 13 years ago, near to Marston Doles, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Napton Adkin's Lock, Oxford Canal
Napton Adkin's Lock, Oxford Canal
View NE over Napton Adkin's Lock (#14) on the Oxford Canal.
Oxford Canal
An important canal that showed a profit into the 20th century it was authorised in 1769. James Brindley was appointed engineer to build a 91 mile contour canal. Samuel Simcock took over on Brindley's death in 1772. He completed the line from the Coventry Canal at Longford to Banbury in 1778. The canal was finally brought into Oxford in 1790. The Grand Junction Canal opened in 1800 threatening the Oxford Canal's traffic and they protected themselves by charging very high rates for their 5.5 mile stretch between Braunston and Napton. The outdated contour canal came under increasing threat in the 1820s from various proposed new schemes so they undertook enormous engineering works north of Braunston cutting 14 miles off the 36 miles between Braunston and the Coventry Canal. The truncated loops and branches were crossed by elegant bridges inscribed 'Horseley Ironworks 1828'.
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SP4559, 43 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 August, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 7 January, 2010
Geographical Context
Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Lock 
Category
Canal locks   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 458 592 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:13.7835N 1:19.7719W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 458 592
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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