Narrowboats :: Shared Description

A Narrowboat is a long thin boat, designed to fit the canals of England and Wales. They were 7 feet (2.1 metres) wide, and up to 70 feet (21 metres) in length, the maximum that will fit in a standard lock.

In the 18th century before the age of steam railways and the internal combustion engines, the canals were one of the key systems of transporting goods around the country. The boats were towed by a shire horse walking along the tow-path. Of course boats today are powered by diesel engines.

Most narrowboats today are used for holidays & leisure cruising, and some are used as homes.

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TQ5846 : Narrowboats on the River Medway by N Chadwick
TQ0694 : Narrowboat, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ3799 : Narrowboats, Lea Navigation by N Chadwick
TQ1369 : Platts Eyot by Paul Gillett
TQ3586 : River Lee by PAUL FARMER
SU4867 : Hazel, Kennet & Avon Canal by N Chadwick
TQ0593 : Grand Union Canal and walk by N Chadwick
NT2472 : Narrowboat, Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ0593 : Narrowboats by N Chadwick
TQ3686 : Narrowboats, Lea Navigation by N Chadwick
TQ5946 : Narrowboat near Town Lock by Oast House Archive
TQ0694 : Narrowboats, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ2382 : Narrowboat, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
SU5766 : Narrowboat, Kennet & Avon Canal by N Chadwick
TQ3695 : Narrowboats on the River Lee Navigation, Ponders End by Malc McDonald
NT2472 : Lochrin Basin by Anne Burgess
SP5006 : Narrowboat, Oxford Canal by N Chadwick
SU9844 : Narrowboats, Wey Navigation by N Chadwick
TQ2682 : Narrowboats on Regent's Canal by Paul Gillett
SU2864 : Narrowboat, Kennet & Avon Canal by N Chadwick
SP0686 : Narrowboats moored by N Chadwick
TQ3483 : Narrowboat, Regent's Canal by N Chadwick
TQ3283 : Regents Canal  - narrowboats by N Chadwick
SU5766 : River Kennet / Kennet & Avon Canal by N Chadwick
SK3687 : Traditional and Modern by Anne Burgess

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Created: Sat, 21 Nov 2009, Updated: Sat, 26 Feb 2011

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