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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TQ1883 : Railway bridge, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ1583 : Grand Union Canal - Paddington Branch by N Chadwick
SP6594 : Canalside house north-east of Fleckney, Leicestershire by Roger  Kidd
TQ1777 : Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
SP6756 : Grand Union Canal at Bugbrooke by Oast House Archive
SP6358 : Narrowboat, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ1379 : Footbridge, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ1379 : Lock 90, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
SP6165 : Grand Union Canal, Long Buckby Wharf by Oast House Archive
SP7255 : Grand Union by Gayton Marina by Oast House Archive
SP5365 : Braunston Marina by Oast House Archive
SP8041 : Grand Union Canal aqueduct over Great Ouse River by Oast House Archive
TQ1777 : Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ2382 : Grand Union Canal - Paddington Branch by N Chadwick
SP5465 : Braunston Marina by Oast House Archive
TQ1479 : Lock 92, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
SP6856 : Grand Union Canal by Oast House Archive
TQ1379 : Lock 90, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ1278 : Grand Union Canal and Walk by N Chadwick
TQ1479 : Lock keepers Cottage, Hanwell by PAUL FARMER
TQ2581 : Grand Union Canal, Paddington Branch by Oast House Archive
TQ2182 : Bakerloo Line crosses Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ1282 : Ruislip Road Bridge, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ0587 : Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
SP0787 : Grand Union Canal from Love Lane Bridge by N Chadwick

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

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