A flight of locks

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Grand Union Canal(Leicester Section)


Foxton Locks (10 locks)


The ten locks are formed in two five lock staircases raising the canal level by 75 feet. A boat lift was built nearby in 1898 to bypass the locks but proved short-lived due to running costs.

Bottom Lock, Lock 8
SP6989 : Foxton Bottom Lock and Inn by Richard Dear SP6989 : Foxton Bottom Lock by Cameraman SP6989 : Foxton Bottom Lock by Colin Park SP6989 : Foxton Bottom Lock by Stephen McKay

Lower Staircase, Locks 8-12
SP6989 : Lock 8, (Old) Grand Union Canal by Mr Biz SP6989 : Lock 9, (Old) Grand Union Canal by Mr Biz SP6989 : Lock 10, (Old) Grand Union Canal by Mr Biz SP6989 : Lock 11, (Old) Grand Union Canal by Mr Biz SP6989 : Lock 12, (Old) Grand Union Canal by Mr Biz

Upper Staircase, Locks 13-17
SP6989 : Lock 13, (Old) Grand Union Canal by Mr Biz SP6989 : Lock 14, (Old) Grand Union Canal by Mr Biz SP6989 : Lock 15, (Old) Grand Union Canal by Mr Biz SP6989 : Lock 16, (Old) Grand Union Canal by Mr Biz SP6989 : Lock 17, (Old) Grand Union Canal by Mr Biz

Top Lock
SP6989 : Foxton Top Lock by Stephen McKay SP6989 : Grand Union Canal - Foxton Top Lock by Ashley Dace SP6989 : Foxton Locks-Top Lock by Ian Rob

The Inclined Plane
SP6989 : Top of the inclined plane by Alan Murray-Rust SP6989 : Grand Union Canal - Inclined Plane by Ashley Dace SP6989 : Grand Union Canal - Foxton Inclined Plane by Ashley Dace SP6989 : Grand Union Canal - Foxton Inclined Plane by Ashley Dace
SP6989 : Top section of Inclined Plane at Foxton Locks by Keith Rose SP6989 : Grand Union Canal - Foxton Inclined Plane by Ashley Dace SP6989 : Foxton inclined plane - from the top by Chris Allen SP6989 : Foxton Inclined Plane by Stephen McKay
SP6989 : Grand Union Canal - Foxton Inclined Plane by Ashley Dace SP6989 : Foxton - former inclined plane by Chris Allen SP6989 : Grand Union Canal - Incline Arm by Ashley Dace SP6989 : Museum - Foxton locks by Chris Allen


Watford Locks (7 locks)


This flight of seven locks includes a staircase of four. The water level is raised by 52 feet 6 inches, about sixteen metres. The lock keeper supervises passage through the flight during specified hours in the day. He must be contacted before entering the flight.

Waiting at the bottom of the flight
SP5968 : Grand Union Canal near Watford, Northamptonshire by Roger  D Kidd

Locks 1 and 2
SP5968 : Working narrow boat on the Leicester section by Dr Neil Clifton SP5968 : Watford Locks, Northamptonshire by Roger  D Kidd SP5968 : Watford Locks, Northamptonshire by Roger  D Kidd SP5968 : Watford Locks, Northamptonshire by Roger  D Kidd

The staircase

Locks 3 to 6
SP5968 : Watford Locks on the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal by David Stowell SP5968 : Watford Locks, Northamptonshire by Roger  D Kidd SP5968 : Sidepond, Watford Staircase Locks, Northamptonshire by Roger  D Kidd SP5968 : Watford Staircase Locks, Northamptonshire by Roger  D Kidd
SP5968 : Watford Staircase Locks, Northamptonshire by Roger  D Kidd SP5968 : Watford Staircase Locks, Northamptonshire by Roger  D Kidd SP5968 : Watford Staircase Locks, Northamptonshire by Roger  D Kidd SP5968 : Staircase locks at Watford on the GU Canal by Bill Sibley SP5968 : Watford Staircase Locks, Northamptonshire by Roger  D Kidd

Top Lock No 7
SP5968 : Entering Watford Top Lock, Northamptonshire by Roger  D Kidd SP5968 : Watford Locks, Northamptonshire by Roger  D Kidd SP5968 : Watford Top Lock, Northamptonshire by Roger  D Kidd SP5968 : Watford Top Lock, Northamptonshire by Roger  D Kidd

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