SP9012 : Grand Union Canal (Wendover Arm) in Drayton Beauchamp

taken 10 years ago, near to Wilstone, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Grand Union Canal (Wendover Arm) in Drayton Beauchamp
Grand Union Canal (Wendover Arm) in Drayton Beauchamp
Active restoration works are in progress here to restore the canal for navigable use. Its previous main function was to be the feeder that supplied water to the summit of the main Grand Union Canal as it passed through the Chilterns near Tring at an altitude of 390 feet above sea level. Every time a lock is used about 50,000 gallons of water are "lost", so a plentiful supply of water is required. The arm was completed in 1797, but excessive leakage was the main reason why it was mainly closed in 1904, and the water piped to the summit instead.

The restoration programme is being promoted and managed by the Wendover Arm Trust, a voluntary body and a registered charity established in 1989, whose website is here LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 4 August, 2007
Category
Canal (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 903 120 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.9619N 0:41.5142W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 904 120
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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