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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SP9014 : Aylesbury Arm: Gudgeon Stream Bridge (No 5) by Chris Reynolds
SP9014 : Aylesbury Arm: Wilstone Bridge (No 3) by Chris Reynolds
SP8713 : Aylesbury Arm: Buckland Lock (No 12) by Chris Reynolds
SP8213 : Aylesbury Arm: Park Street crosses the Canal (Bridge No 17) by Chris Reynolds
SP8414 : Aylesbury Arm: Broughton Lane crosses the Canal (Bridge No 15) by Chris Reynolds
SP9114 : Aylesbury Arm  Marsworth Lock (No 3) by Chris Reynolds
SP8213 : Aylesbury Arm: The Aylesbury Canal Basin by Chris Reynolds
SP8213 : The Travelodge on the Canal at Aylesbury by Chris Reynolds
SP9114 : Aylesbury Arm  Lock No 5 - Looking East by Chris Reynolds
SP9114 : Aylesbury Arm - Black Jacks Lock (No 4) by Chris Reynolds
SP8914 : Aylesbury Arm: Bridge No 6 by Chris Reynolds
SP9114 : Aylesbury Arm - Bridge No 1 from Lock No 2 by Chris Reynolds
SP9014 : Aylesbury Arm: Dixon's Gap Lock (No 6) from Bridge No 2 looking towards Lock No 5 by Chris Reynolds
SP8314 : Aylesbury Arm: Oakfield Road crosses the Canal by Chris Reynolds
SP9114 : The Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal by Chris Reynolds
SP9114 : Aylesbury Arm  Black Jack's Lock (No 4) and Canal-side House by Chris Reynolds
SP9014 : Aylesbury Arm - Canal Bridge No 2 - Dixon's Gap Bridge by Chris Reynolds
SP8614 : Aylesbury Arm: Bridge No 10 by Chris Reynolds
SP9014 : Aylesbury Arm  Lock No 6 from under Dixon's Gap Bridge (No 2) by Chris Reynolds
SP8714 : Sidespill Weir at Merrymead Farm Winding Hole on the Aylesbury Arm Canal by Chris Reynolds
SP9014 : Aylesbury Arm:  Wooden Footbridge over Canal (Bridge No 4) by Chris Reynolds
SP8914 : Aylesbury Arm: Puttenham Top Lock (No 10) by Chris Reynolds
SP8713 : Aylesbury Arm: Red House Bridge (No 9) by Chris Reynolds
SP9114 : Aylesbury Arm  Lock No 5 looking towards Lock No 6 by Chris Reynolds
SP8313 : Aylesbury Arm: Lock No 15 by Chris Reynolds

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

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