The Grand Union Canal :: Shared Description

The Grand Union is a 137 mile (220km), 166 lock, 2 tunnel canal running between Brentford in London and Birmingham. It is the longest canal in Britain, and has 11 main arms and junctions. It takes over a week to navigate.

The Leicester arm branches off at Braunston and runs 66 miles long through 59 locks (including 2 staircase locks at Foxton) and 2 tunnels to Leicester where it continues into the River Soar.

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TQ1484 : Industry by the Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
SP8928 : Grand Union Canal by Oast House Archive
TQ1777 : Narrowboats, Brentford Basin by N Chadwick
SP5465 : Grand Union and Oxford Canal by Oast House Archive
SP6557 : Grand Union Canal, Nether Heyford by Oast House Archive
TQ1783 : John Lyon, Alperton by N Chadwick
TQ2083 : Overflow channel, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ1479 : Lock Keepers Cottage, Lock 93 by N Chadwick
TQ1578 : Osterley Lock by N Chadwick
SP5365 : Braunston Marina by Oast House Archive
TQ1983 : Footbridge over the Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
SP7254 : Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ1280 : Narrowboat, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
SP7449 : The Navigation by Oast House Archive
TQ2182 : Grand Union Canal - Paddington Branch and walk by N Chadwick
TQ1877 : Narrowboat Midnight at mouth of Grand Union Canal, Brentford by David Hawgood
TQ1382 : Kensington Road Bridge by N Chadwick
TQ2581 : Wind funnel makes waves on Paddington Arm by David Hawgood
TL0703 : Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ2182 : Grand Union Canal - Paddington Branch by N Chadwick
TQ1678 : Piccadilly Line crosses Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ1383 : Sweeping curve by N Chadwick
SP6359 : Canal bridge over Bridge Street by Oast House Archive
SP5365 : Horseshoe bridge at Grand Union Canal by Oast House Archive
SP6163 : Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick

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Created: Sat, 21 Nov 2009, Updated: Sun, 6 Sep 2015

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