TQ0581 : Grand Union Canal at Cowley Peachey

taken 10 days ago, near to Yiewsley, Hillingdon, Great Britain

Grand Union Canal at Cowley Peachey
Grand Union Canal at Cowley Peachey
This section of the Grand Union Canal from the River Thames at Brentford was opened in 1794. It was the first section of what was originally called the Grand Junction Canal. Its purpose was to provide a new, shorter and quicker transport route between London and Birmingham by connecting with a network of canals at Braunston near Daventry. When the canal reached Braunston in 1805 it cut 60 miles off the shortest alternative route.

To the east of West Drayton the canal follows the Great Western Main Line but then the canal swings away to the north-west as it heads up to Uxbridge. This is just south of Packet Boat Lane with a marina on the other side of the canal to the right and a typical canal bridge taking the towpath over the entrance to an old dock just ahead. The towpath is followed by the London LOOP.
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TQ0581, 61 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 8 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 9 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Canals 
Long Distance Path (from Tags)
London Loop 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0539 8120 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.1938N 0:28.9456W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0537 8122
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Canal Towpath  Marina 

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