The Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal :: Shared Description

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 6¼ 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.
by Chris Reynolds
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SP8814 : Canal Barges on the Aylesbury Arm at Bates Boatyard by Chris Reynolds
SP9114 : Aylesbury Arm - Top Gate on Dixon's Gap Lock (No 6) by Chris Reynolds
SP8213 : Aylesbury Arm: Highbridge (Footbridge over the Canal) by Chris Reynolds
SP8213 : The Canal Basin at Aylesbury by Chris Reynolds
SP9014 : Aylesbury Arm: Wilstone Lock (No 8) by Chris Reynolds
SP8514 : Aylesbury Arm: Approaching Bridge 12 by Chris Reynolds
SP8213 : Canalside Mural under Bridge 18 of the Aylesbury Canal (1) by Chris Reynolds
SP8213 : Kingfisher painted on Bridge 19 of the Aylesbury Canal by Chris Reynolds
SP8713 : Aylesbury Arm: Bridge No 8 by Chris Reynolds
SP8213 : Canalside Mural under Bridge 18 of the Aylesbury Canal (2) by Chris Reynolds
SP8514 : Aylesbury Arm: Canal Bridge No 13 by Chris Reynolds
SP8213 : A winter view of Bridge 18 on the Aylesbury Canal by Chris Reynolds
SP8414 : Aylesbury Arm: Broughton Lock (No 14) by Chris Reynolds
SP8213 : Aylesbury Arm: The High Street crosses the Canal (Bridge No 18) by Chris Reynolds
SP8814 : Bridge 7, Aylesbury Arm, Grand Union Canal by Chris Reynolds
SP9014 : Aylesbury Arm: Gudgeon Stream Lock (No 9) by Chris Reynolds
SP8814 : Puttenham Bottom Lock  Lock 11 on the Aylesbury Arm by Chris Reynolds
SP8713 : Aylesbury Arm: Red House Lock (No 13) by Chris Reynolds
SP9014 : Aylesbury Arm: Lock No 7 by Chris Reynolds
SP9114 : Aylesbury Arm - Lock No 2 showing the Lock Gates of Lock No 1 by Chris Reynolds
SP8213 : Aylesbury Arm: Hills and Partridges Lock (No 16) by Chris Reynolds
SP8314 : Aylesbury Arm: Bridge No 16 by Chris Reynolds
SP8213 : A Winter View along the Aylesbury Canal by Chris Reynolds
SP8514 : Aylesbury Arm: Bridge No 11 by Chris Reynolds
SP8414 : Aylesbury Arm: Bridge No 14 by Chris Reynolds

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Created: Wed, 30 Nov 2016, Updated: Wed, 30 Nov 2016

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