SP9114 : Aylesbury Arm - Bridge No 1 from Lock No 2

taken 13 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Aylesbury Arm - Bridge No 1 from Lock No 2
Aylesbury Arm - Bridge No 1 from Lock No 2
This hump-backed bridge is the first one of many on the Aylesbury Arm. It carries Watery Lane over the canal. Watery Lane runs from Startops End to Marsworth Church SP9114 : Church Tower, Marsworth Parish Church.

SP9114 : The Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal.
Exit to the West: SP9114 : Aylesbury Arm Marsworth Lock (No 3).
To the East SP9114 : Aylesbury Arm - Lock No 2 showing the Lock Gates of Lock No 1.
The Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal

The Aylesbury Arm is a branch of the Grand Union Canal (originally the Grand Junction Canal) and the Act authorizing its construction was passed in 1794, and there were plans (never implemented) to extend the Arm to the River Thames at Abingdon. Construction started in 1811 and it was opened in 1815, and has been open ever since. It was used to ship grain, coal, timber and building materials until the 1960's. It is now provides a pleasant route through the Aylesbury Vale and is much used for walking, boating and fishing. There is also a working boatyard.
The Arm is 6 miles long, has 16 locks and rises 95 feet between Aylesbury and Marsworth. Unlike the Grand Junction Canal and the nearby Wendover Arm, which weave across the countryside making the most of the contours, the Aylesbury Arm is remarkably straight, reflecting the level nature of the Vale of Aylesbury. The locks will only take a single narrowboat, in contrast to the main canal, which will take two or one full width barge.

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Thursday, 5 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 31 March, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 916 144 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.2427N 0:40.2671W
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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