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  Grand Union Canal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Grand Union Canal was also the original name for part of what is now part of the Leicester Line of the modern Grand Union: this latter is now generally referred to as the Old Grand Union Canal where it is necessary to avoid ambiguity.
The canal was dredged and bank improvements carried out: the depth was increased to 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 metres) to allow heavier cargoes, and the minimum width increased to 26 feet (7.92 metres) to enable two boats of 12 feet 6 inches to pass.
The Grand Union Canal was nationalised in 1948, control transferring to the British Transport Commission, and in 1962 to the British Waterways Board, later British Waterways.
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 Grand Union Canal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Grand Union was constructed in the late 18th century as a series of separate projects: it links London to Birmingham and also London to Leicester.
On the Leicester branch of the Grand Union Canal there are two short branches, one short spur to the village of Welford, and one to the town of Market Harborough.
But, as on most of the British canal system, commercial freight on the Grand Union Canal had ceased by the 1960s and it is now used mainly for leisure.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/grand_union_canal   (655 words)

 T.N.C. On Tour
Grand Union Canal, Birmingham and Warwick Junction Canal, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal to Fazeley Junction.
Llangollen Canal to Hurleston, Middlewich Branch, Trent and Mersey Canal, Macclesfield Canal to Marple.
Trent and Mersey Canal, Macclesfield Canal to Macclesfield.
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 Grand Union Canal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Tour of the Grand Junction by J Hassell, Edition: 1st edition 151 pages, Published by Published by the author 1819 "Illustrated in a series of engravings; with an historical and topographical description of those parts of the counties of Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, and Northamptonshire, through which the Canal passes." Contains 24 coloured aquatints.
Grand Union Aylesbury Branch: Aylesbury Basin and Wharves Veiw of basin
The 8¾ mile canal and tramroad Charnwood Forest branch was disused by 1799 and abandoned in 1848.
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 Grand Union Canal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Grand Union Canal was born out of frustration over the length and time taken to travel between the fast growing city of Birmingham and the country's capital, London.
The Grand Union Canal had been built on incredibly hilly terrain necessitating a long winding course with two large lock flights at either end and there were two tunnels in the middle of the route.
The whole network was reformed as the Grand Union Canal.Later that year the new company bought both of the Warwick Canals (which formed part of the main line to Birmingham) for £136,003.
www.canals.btinternet.co.uk /canals/grandunion.htm   (6696 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Grand Union Canal: Fenny Stratford to the Thames Map 3 (Inland Waterways of Britain): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Canal coverage from the centre of Birmingham where the Grand Union Canal joins the Worcester and Birmingham Canal and the Birmingham Canal Navigations to Braunston and the junction with the North Oxford Canal.
Canal coverage from Braunston to Fenny Stratford (Milton Keynes) including the Northampton Arm and its junction with the River Nene Navigation, the unnavigable branch arm to Buckingham and the beginning of the Grand Union Canal Leicester Line at Norton Junction.
Side two has canal coverage from Kings Langley to the River Thames including the Grand Union Main Line to the Thames at Brentford, the Slough Arm, the Paddington Arm and Regent's Canal to the Thames at Limehouse, the Hertford Union Canal, Limehouse Cut and the final part of the River Lee Navigation.
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 Birmingham & Black Country Canals-Up The Cut
The junction is where the Stratford upon Avon and the Grand Union canals run parallel for a short distance and are connected via a further short stretch of water known as the Lapworth Link.
The Cannock Extension canal was opened in 1863 and is about 5 miles in length and was the last narrow gauge canal to be built.This canal is lockless and now terminates along side the A5 (Watling Street) at Norton Canes.
The Titford Canal is a rather obscure waterway that could easily be ignored as you pass by, but if you get the opportunity, give it a chance and explore, it really is a very interesting little backwater.
www.upthecut.co.uk   (638 words)

 The Grand Junction Canal
Although the somewhat circuitous route to Birmingham via the river Thames and the Oxford Canal came first, it was the Grand Junction Canal which really provided the transport infrastructure to bring goods from the industrial conurbations of the north and midlands to the capital.
The canal opened from Braunston to Weedon on 21st June 1796, and a few weeks later it was extended as far south as Blisworth, where a long tunnel was under construction.
The Grand Junction was a busy route throughout its commercial life, although the struggle of competition with the railways was a constant problem from the mid 19th Century onwards.
www.canalmuseum.org.uk /history/grandjun.htm   (867 words)

 perivale.co.uk - grand union canal, perivale, greenford, middlesex
The first section of the Grand Junction Canal in this area (later the Grand Union Canal) was opened in 1794.
Canals were the motorways of their time and the rapid spread of the network was dubbed ‘canal mania’.
The canal acts as a wildlife corridor linking open spaces such as Perivale Wood, Horsenden Hill, Brentham open space and the Brent River Park.
www.perivale.co.uk /grand-union-canal.htm   (303 words)

 Adventure Fleet from Union Canal Carriers - Canal holidays from Braunston on the Grand Union Canal UK
Adventure Fleet from Union Canal Carriers - Canal holidays from Braunston on the Grand Union Canal UK The Adventure Fleet aims to set standards that few hire fleets can match.
Because we are as enthusiastic as ever about "canalling" after well over 25 years on the "cut" we are constantly on the look out for ways to improve the design of our boats.
A canal holiday can be enjoyed by all ages and offers something of interest to everyone.
www.unioncanalcarriers.co.uk   (214 words)

 Grand Union Canal, Marsworth & Tring
We reached the current terminus of the Wendover Arm of the canal, but were unable to find the route onto the towpath marked on the map, so retreated west to the road.
Looking westwards, new canal walls are in evidence, and before too long this piece of the canal may be returned to navigation.
Looking east; the water in the navigable part of the canal is just visible to the right of the white house.
www.luphen.org.uk /public/2002/2002marsworth.htm   (420 words)

 Grand Union Canal. Boat hire and rental   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Grand Union Canal cruising is designed for every member of the family.
The English canals offer a peaceful, pleasant and unspoilt view of the English Countryside away from every day life, bringing one in touch with a new unexpected remote part of the British Isles away from main roads and railways.
One of the many delights of cruising the canals is the wide choice of routes available.
www.grand-union-canal.co.uk   (278 words)

 Grand Union Canal Walk - Paths Routes and Trails - Information - Ramblers' Association
The whole system, including various 'arms' or branches, was renamed the Grand Union in 1929, and the towpath was signed as a walking route in the early 1990s.
From Paddington eastwards the canal continues as the Regent's Canal to Limehouse Basin (13km/8 miles), and this route also provides a towpath walk; although not signed as the Grand Union Canal, with a street-based link avoiding the Islington tunnel indicated by pavement plaques.
In the north, the canal itself ends at Salford (Spaghetti) Junction, but the signed walk turns off to Gas Street Basin in central Birmingham where it connects with the dense canal network of the west Midlands.
www.ramblers.org.uk /info/paths/grandunioncanal.html   (1315 words)

 Hatton Locks - Grand Union Canal
The canal finally opened in 1800 and was 22 miles in length with 21 locks here at Hatton with 6 at Knowle and 6 at Camp Hill in Birmingham.
Until 1934 this canal was a narrow canal but with the amount of coal merchants in nearby Saltisford Basin and the warehouses of Pickfords, Fellows Morton and Clayton in Warwick there was a decision undertook to widen the canal.
However, during the second world war no maintenance was carried out and the canals became nationalized in 1948 where the Grand Union passed to the Docks and Inland waterways executive which later became British waterways.
www.starling101.btinternet.co.uk /canals/hatton.htm   (296 words)

 Grand Union Canal
Tufted duck were again seen on the Canal, although they did not breed this year.
Small numbers of common terns fished in the Canal, although fewer than in previous years, and adult lesser fl backed gulls were often seen flying over.
An adult female Canada Goose, seen on the Canal on 24 July with a metal ring and colour ring, had been ringed on the River Thames at Kew Bridge on 12 July 1994.
www.rbkc.gov.uk /EnvironmentalServices/ecology/grandunioncanal.asp   (481 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Route chosen for £150m link canal
The canal, the first new waterway for a century, will link the River Great Ouse at Bedford with the Grand Union Canal at Milton Keynes.
A report says the 20-mile canal will boost tourism in the area and be of benefit to wildlife.
The route of the canal is the longest and most expensive of the nine variations orginally announced by the canal company.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/2807153.stm   (224 words)

 Grand Union Canal walk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Grand Union Canal was built in the 18th/19th centuries to join the heart of industrial Britain to London.
The Grand Union Canal Walk was officially opened on 9th July 1993 to mark the 200th annniversary of the canal system which, from 1929 onwards, formed the Grand Union Canal.
Once away from London's suburbs the canal delves into lesser known parts of England rarely visited, because in the past these places were only frequented by those living and working on the canal.
www.walkingpages.co.uk /trails_paths/LDP_grandunioncanal.htm   (360 words)

 Milton Keynes - Canal - MKWeb
The Grand Union Canal gently winds its way through the modern city of Milton Keynes creating a haven of tranquility in a busy, bustling city.
Peartree Bridge Marina is in the heart of Milton Keynes, nestling beside the Grand Union Canal.
The canal museum at Stoke Bruerne portrays 200 years of canal history.
www.mkweb.co.uk /canal/home.asp   (230 words)

 IWA Individual Waterways - Grand Union Canal Main Line – Braunston to Warwick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
By amalgamating various canal companies, the Grand Union Canal was formed to link London with the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire coalfields and Birmingham under single ownership.
The canal between Warwick and Napton was authorised in 1794 and completed in 1800.
the canal between Braunston and Napton is part of the earlier Oxford Canal.
www.waterways.org.uk /ind_waterways/GU_mainline/braunston.htm   (197 words)

 canal holidays UK from the Wyvern shipping Co.
Canal holidays and cruising is designed for every member of the family.
English canals offer a real change from every day routine and bring one in touch with a new unexpected England remote from main roads and railways, free from crowded motor coaches and noisy tripper's, peaceful, pleasant and unspoilt.
Even if you have no previous canal boat hire experience you will be surprised just how easy it is to become a confident skipper of your canal boat.
www.canalholidays.co.uk   (376 words)

 Grand Union Canal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Near the village of Braunston in Northamptonshire the Grand Union splits into two separate canals, one being the main part, which travels west through to Leamington Spa and then to Birmingham.
Several branches run off from it: one branch runs to Paddington where it connects to the Regent's Canal[?].
On 28th February 2003 British Waterways announced the plan to build Britain's first new canal for about 100 years, a connection from the Grand Union at Milton Keynes to the River Great Ouse at Bedford.
www.explainthis.info /gr/grand-union-canal.html   (552 words)

 Grand Union Canal Hotels. Hotels near Grand Union Canal - Accommodation UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
All our discount Grand Union Canal hotels are specially selected with guaranteed low internet rates for all our England and UK hotels.
From a cheap Grand Union Canal hotel, to 4 and 5 star Grand Union Canal hotels with special offers, you are sure to find the best Grand Union Canal hotel Accommodation for you.
Take a Picture tour of Grand Union Canal, and please come back after your visit to submit your own.
www.picturesofengland.com /England/Leicestershire/Kew/Grand_Union_Canal/hotels9/ratinglow   (1014 words)

 Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This fascinating and colourful insight into a transport system, fundamental to the industrial revolution in Britain is complemented by the "living canal" outside with its flight of locks, boats and Blisworth Tunnel.
The short route to the Blisworth Tunnel is tarmac and suitable for buggies and wheelchairs, or follow the towpath down the flight of seven locks.
The village is a beautiful example of a traditional canal village, built mainly from the honey coloured local stone.
www.canaljunction.com /mussbcm.htm   (369 words)

 Lost Wharves the story in Berkhamsted south-east England grand union canal
When the Independent Council was first elected in 1995 there was already a canal side group led by John Cook and Peter Ginger which arose out of criticisms of Kingsgate.
The obvious next project was to refurbish the canal towpath so that it was suitable for wheelchairs and mothers with push chairs.
They have been planted not only along the canal banks throughout the town, but also in a number of other venues where they can be enjoyed by townspeople.
www.castlewharf.com /waterways/story_of_carp.htm   (969 words)

 Grand Union Canal - VisitBritain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Until the Second World War, the canal was a principal artery of the industrial revolution linking London with the West Midlands.
Apart from the brightly painted boats on the canal, there are many ducks, geese and swans and an occasional heron standing guard on its territory.
The Grand Union Canal is for all, for fishing, boating and general recreation.
www.visitbritain.com /VB3-nb-NO/destinationguides/england/eastofengland/Destinations/grand_Union_Canal.aspx   (208 words)

 Watford - England - Grand Union Canal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is the Grand Union Canal, at the bottom of Cassiobury Park, looking north.
It was formed as part of the Grand Junction Canal (started immediately after the Act of 1793), reaching Watford about 1796.
Later on, it was merged with the Grand Union system, from where it takes it's present name.
homepage.ntlworld.com /kaland/watford/photos/granduni.htm   (90 words)

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