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Grand Union Canal

PUBLISHED: 11:51 08 May 2009 | UPDATED: 12:10 03 July 2013

GRAND UNION CANAL

GRAND UNION CANAL

Canals

GRAND UNION CANAL

Formed by an amalgamation of several canal companies in 1929, the Grand Union Canals main line forms the direct route from the Thames in West London to Birmingham. The canal passes through over 150 locks as it climbs over three successive summits, and there are major tunnels at Blisworth and Braunston. Among the canals many attractions are the Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne and the canal village of Braunston. Branches connect the main line to the towns of Aylesbury and Northampton and to Paddington Basin in the heart of London. (see separate entries for the Grand Union Leicester Section, River Soar, Erewash Canal and Regents Canal)137 miles 164 locksMaximum dimensions: length 72ft, beam 14ft (Brentford to Berkhamsted), 12ft 6in (Berkhamsted to Camp Hill, 7ft (Camp Hill to Salford Junction)

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