Braunston Tunnel (West end)

Unnamed Road, Braunston, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
 
 
Braunston Tunnel (West end) is a place on the waterways on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Braunston to Norton) between Braunston Visitor Moorings (48 hour moorings (April-September) / 14 day moorings (October-March)) (1 mile and 1½ furlongs and 6 locks to the west) and Norton Junction (Junction of Grand Union Leicester Section with Main Line) (2 miles and 7¼ furlongs to the east).
 
It is at one end of Braunston Tunnel.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Braunston Visitor Moorings is Braunston Top Lock Moorings (48 hour moorings); 1¾ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Norton Junction is Braunston Tunnel (East end); 1 mile and 1¼ furlongs away.

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 THE GRAND JUNCTION CANAL - a highway laid with water.
An account of the Grand Junction Canal, 1792 - 1928, with a postscript. By Ian Petticrew and Wendy Austin.

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Nearest Water point

Braunston Stop — 1 mile, 2¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Braunston Turn
Braunston Road Bridge No 91 — 1 mile, 3½ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Braunston Turn
Braunston Services — 1 mile, 5¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Main Line) to Braunston Services
Norton Sanitary Station — 3 miles, ½ furlongs away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Norton Sanitary Station
Watford Pumping Station — 5 miles, ½ furlongs away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Watford Pumping Station
Watford Top Lock No 7 — 5 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Watford Top Lock No 7
Wigrams Turn Marina — 6 miles, 5 furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Wigrams Turn Marina
Winding Hole above Calcutt Top Lock — 7 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Napton Canal) to Winding Hole above Calcutt Top Lock
Calcutt Marina — 7 miles, 3 furlongs and 9 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Napton Canal) to Calcutt Marina
Crick Wharf Bridge No 12 — 7 miles, 6½ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Crick Wharf Bridge No 12
Water Point at Bottom of Napton Locks — 8 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Water Point at Bottom of Napton Locks
Hillmorton Bridge No 71 — 8 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Main Line) to Hillmorton Bridge No 71
Stowe Hill Water Point — 8 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Stowe Hill Water Point
Hillmorton Water Point — 8 miles, 7½ furlongs and 9 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Main Line) to Hillmorton Water Point
Yelvertoft Marina — 9 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Yelvertoft Marina
Stockton Top Marina — 9 miles, 4 furlongs and 9 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Napton Canal) to Stockton Top Marina
Yelvertoft Wharf — 10 miles and 7 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Yelvertoft Wharf
Kayes Arm Junction — 10 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 17 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Napton Canal) to Kayes Arm Junction
Napton Top Lock No 16 — 10 miles, 6 furlongs and 14 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Napton Top Lock No 16
Brownsover Water Point — 11 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 9 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Main Line) to Brownsover Water Point

Nearest Rubbish disposal

Braunston Stop — 1 mile, 2¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Braunston Turn
Braunston Services — 1 mile, 5¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Main Line) to Braunston Services
Norton Sanitary Station — 3 miles, ½ furlongs away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Norton Sanitary Station
Watford Top Lock No 7 — 5 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Watford Top Lock No 7
Wigrams Turn Marina — 6 miles, 5 furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Wigrams Turn Marina
Calcutt Marina — 7 miles, 3 furlongs and 9 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Napton Canal) to Calcutt Marina
The Canal Shop — 7 miles, 5 furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Main Line) to The Canal Shop
Crick Wharf Bridge No 12 — 7 miles, 6½ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Crick Wharf Bridge No 12
Church Street Aqueduct — 8 miles, 3 furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Church Street Aqueduct
Napton Sanitary Station — 8 miles, 5 furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Napton Sanitary Station
Hillmorton Bridge No 71 — 8 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Main Line) to Hillmorton Bridge No 71
Yelvertoft Wharf — 10 miles and 7 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Yelvertoft Wharf
Bascote Bridge No 27 — 11 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 19 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Napton Canal) to Bascote Bridge No 27
Newbold Wharf — 12 miles, 7½ furlongs and 9 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Main Line) to Newbold Wharf
Radford Bottom Lock No 23 — 15 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 28 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Napton Canal) to Radford Bottom Lock No 23
Gayton Services — 15 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Gayton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Northampton Branch) to Gayton Services
Fenny Compton Wharf — 18 miles, 2 furlongs and 15 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Fenny Compton Wharf
Waterside Café — 19 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Waterside Café
Welford Basin and Wharf — 20 miles and 8 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Welford Branch Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Welford Arm) to Welford Basin and Wharf

Nearest Chemical toilet disposal

Braunston Road Bridge No 91 — 1 mile, 3½ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Braunston Turn
Braunston Services — 1 mile, 5¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Main Line) to Braunston Services
Norton Sanitary Station — 3 miles, ½ furlongs away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Norton Sanitary Station
Watford Top Lock No 7 — 5 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Watford Top Lock No 7
Wigrams Turn Marina — 6 miles, 5 furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Wigrams Turn Marina
Calcutt Marina — 7 miles, 3 furlongs and 9 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Napton Canal) to Calcutt Marina
Crick Wharf Bridge No 12 — 7 miles, 6½ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Crick Wharf Bridge No 12
Napton Sanitary Station — 8 miles, 5 furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Napton Sanitary Station
Hillmorton Bridge No 71 — 8 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Main Line) to Hillmorton Bridge No 71
Yelvertoft Marina — 9 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Yelvertoft Marina
Fosse Wharf — 14 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 26 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Napton Canal) to Fosse Wharf
Fosse Middle Lock No 21 — 14 miles, 3½ furlongs and 26 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Napton Canal) to Fosse Middle Lock No 21
Gayton Services — 15 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Gayton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Northampton Branch) to Gayton Services
Kate Boats Hire Base — 19 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 29 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Napton Canal) to Kate Boats Hire Base
Welford Basin and Wharf — 20 miles and 8 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Welford Branch Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Welford Arm) to Welford Basin and Wharf

Nearest Place to turn

Braunston Marina Entrance — 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Braunston Turn
Braunston Turn — 1 mile, 5 furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Braunston Turn
Wolfamcote Winding Hole — 2 miles, 4 furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Wolfamcote Winding Hole
Norton Junction — 2 miles, 7¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Norton Junction
Welton Hythe Marina — 3 miles, 2½ furlongs away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Welton Hythe Marina
Watling Street Bridge No 5 — 4 miles, 1½ furlongs away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Watling Street Bridge No 5 Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Watford Pumping Station Winding Hole
Thick Thorne House Winding Hole — 5 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Thick Thorne House Winding Hole
Ashby's Bridge No 7 — 5 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Ashby's Bridge No 7
Napton Junction — 6 miles, 5 furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction
Napton Marina — 6 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Napton Marina
Winding Hole above Calcutt Top Lock — 7 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Napton Canal) to Winding Hole above Calcutt Top Lock
Calcutt Marina — 7 miles, 3 furlongs and 9 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Napton Canal) to Calcutt Marina
Wharf Farm Winding Hole — 7 miles, 3½ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Main Line) to Wharf Farm Winding Hole
Ventnor Marina (Sunrise Basin) — 7 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 9 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Napton Canal) to Ventnor Marina (Sunrise Basin)
Bridge Inn Winding Hole — 7 miles, 4 furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Bridge Inn Winding Hole
Napton Bridge No 111 — 7 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Napton Bridge No 111
Ventnor Marina (Sunset Basin) — 7 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 9 locks away
Travel to Braunston Turn, then on the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) to Napton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Napton Canal) to Ventnor Marina (Sunset Basin)
Crick Marina Entrance No 3 — 7 miles, 7 furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Crick Marina Entrance No 3
Crick Marina Entrance No 2 — 7 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Norton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Crick Marina Entrance No 2
 

Wikipedia has a page about Braunston Tunnel

Braunston Tunnel is on the Grand Union Canal about 830 yds (760 m) east of Braunston, Northamptonshire, England top lock. It is in the northern outskirts of Daventry, about 2 km east of the village of Braunston.

Braunston Tunnel is 2,042 yards (1,867 m) in length. Built by Jessop and Barnes, the tunnel has no towpath and is 4.8m wide by 3.76m high.

It was opened in 1796. Its construction was delayed by soil movement and it was probably the resulting movement that led to the tunnel having a slight 'S' bend. There is room for two 7 ft (2.13 m) beam boats to pass. There are three air shafts along its length.

The tunnel passes underground alongside another Grand Union Canal feature, Drayton Reservoir, from which the feeder enters the canal at the east end of the tunnel.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Braunston Tunnel
[List of canal tunnels in the United Kingdom] [Drayton Reservoir] [Grand Junction Canal] [Braunston] [Legging (canals)] [Whilton Locks] [The Wench Is Dead] [Grand Union Canal] [Daventry]
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