SP5374 : Basin above locks 2 and 3, Oxford Canal, Hillmorton

taken 13 years ago, near to Hillmorton, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Basin above locks 2 and 3, Oxford Canal, Hillmorton
Basin above locks 2 and 3, Oxford Canal, Hillmorton
The basin above locks 2 and 3 on the Oxford canal at Hillmorton. Just off to the right is Grantham's bridge # 70.
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 The outdated contour canal came under increasing threat in the 1820s from various proposed new schemes so they undertook enormous engineering works north of Braunston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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SP5374, 117 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 August, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 7 January, 2010
Geographical Context
Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal 
Category
Canal basin   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 537 745 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:21.9879N 1:12.7393W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 537 745
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