SP8041 : Grand Union Canal: Wolverton Aqueduct embankment

taken 4 years ago, near to Wolverton, Milton Keynes, Great Britain

Grand Union Canal: Wolverton Aqueduct embankment
Grand Union Canal: Wolverton Aqueduct embankment
The lowest point between the Tring and Braunston summits of the canal was the crossing of the River Great Ouse. As originally built in 1800 this required four or five locks for the canal to descend to the valley floor before rising again through a further four or five locks to return to natural ground level. These locks were rapidly bypassed as by 1805 this embankment and the aqueduct had been constructed.

This is the view looking north-westwards from the Old Wolverton end of the aqueduct. The narrowing of the canal here has slots in either bank allowing stop planks to be inserted if required to isolate the aqueduct from the rest of the canal if necessary for maintenance without the need to drain all the water out of the long pound between the locks at Cosgrove and Fenny Stratford.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 21 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8036 4153 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:3.9794N 0:49.7477W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8038 4151
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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