Grand Union Canal (Northampton Branch)

The Grand Union Canal (Northampton Branch) is a narrow canal and is part of the Grand Union Canal. It runs for 4 miles and 6½ furlongs through 17 locks from Northampton Junction (where it joins the River Nene (main river)) to Gayton Junction (where it joins the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) and the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Norton to Gayton)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 7 feet wide. The maximum headroom is 7 feet and 8 inches. The maximum draught is 4 feet and 3 inches.

Notable features of the waterway include: Rothersthorpe Locks

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:

Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:

 
 
 
Northampton Junction
Junction of River Nene and GU Northampton Branch
Northampton Lock No 17 ½ furlongs 0 locks
Northampton Lock Winding Hole ¾ furlongs 1 lock
Northampton Lock Narrows 1 furlong 1 lock
Northampton Lock Pipe Bridge 1 furlong 1 lock
Towster Road Bridge 2 furlongs 1 lock
Northampton Railway Bridge No 2 (disused) 3¼ furlongs 1 lock
Northampton Railway Bridge No 1 5¼ furlongs 1 lock
Ringway Pipe Bridge 5½ furlongs 1 lock
Hunsbury Lock No 16 5½ furlongs 1 lock
Ringway Footbridge No 14 6¾ furlongs 2 locks
Duston Mill Bridge No 13
With accompanying pipebridge
1 mile and 3½ furlongs 2 locks
Hardingstone Lock No 15 1 mile and 5¾ furlongs 2 locks
Upton Way Bridge No 9B 1 mile and 7½ furlongs 3 locks
Upton Country Park Footbridge 2 miles 3 locks
Upton Valley Way Narrows 2 miles and 1½ furlongs 3 locks
Upton Valley Way Bridge No 9A 2 miles and 2½ furlongs 3 locks
Samwell Way Narrows 2 miles and 3¾ furlongs 3 locks
Banbury Lane Bridge No 9 2 miles and 5¼ furlongs 3 locks
Wootton Lock No 14 2 miles and 5½ furlongs 3 locks
Wootton Lock Narrows 2 miles and 7 furlongs 4 locks
Swan Valley Aqueduct 2 miles and 7½ furlongs 4 locks
Rothersthorpe Bottom Lock No 13
Drawbridge No 7 is over the tail of the lock
3 miles and 1 furlong 4 locks
North Roundabout Bridge 3 miles and 1¾ furlongs 5 locks
M1 Crossing below Lock No 12 3 miles and 2¼ furlongs 5 locks
Rothersthorpe Lock No 12 3 miles and 2½ furlongs 5 locks
South Roundabout Bridge 3 miles and 2¾ furlongs 6 locks
Rothersthorpe Lock No 11 3 miles and 3¼ furlongs 6 locks
Drawbridge No 6 3 miles and 3¾ furlongs 7 locks
Rothersthorpe Lock No 10 3 miles and 3¾ furlongs 7 locks
Rothersthorpe Lock No 9 3 miles and 4¼ furlongs 8 locks
Rothersthorpe Lock No 8 3 miles and 4¾ furlongs 9 locks
Rothersthorpe Lock No 7 3 miles and 5¼ furlongs 10 locks
Rothersthorpe Lock No 6 3 miles and 5¾ furlongs 11 locks
Drawbridge No 5 3 miles and 6 furlongs 12 locks
Rothersthorpe Lock No 5 3 miles and 6¼ furlongs 12 locks
Rothersthorpe Lock No 4 3 miles and 6½ furlongs 13 locks
Rothersthorpe Lock No 3 3 miles and 7¼ furlongs 14 locks
Gayton Road Bridge No 4 3 miles and 7¾ furlongs 15 locks
Rothersthorpe Lock No 2 4 miles 15 locks
Rothersthorpe Top Lock No 1 4 miles and ½ furlongs 16 locks
Rothersthorpe Top Lock Winding Hole 4 miles and ¾ furlongs 17 locks
Milton Road Bridge No 3
Milton Village half a mile east
4 miles and 2 furlongs 17 locks
Gayton Marina 4 miles and 4½ furlongs 17 locks
Milton Road Bridge No 2
Gayton
4 miles and 5½ furlongs 17 locks
Gayton Services 4 miles and 6¼ furlongs 17 locks
Gayton Junction
Junction with Grand Union Northampton Branch
4 miles and 6½ furlongs 17 locks
 
 
 
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Wikipedia has a page about Grand Union Canal

The Grand Union Canal in England is part of the British canal system. Its main line starts in London and ends in Birmingham, stretching for 137 miles (220 km) with 166 locks. It has arms to places including Leicester, Slough, Aylesbury, Wendover and Northampton.

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 to avoid ambiguity.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Grand Union Canal
[Grand Union Canal (old)] [Grand Union Canal 145 mile Race] [Union Canal] [Shropshire Union Canal] [Grand Junction Canal] [Grand Union] [Oxford Canal] [Hertford Union Canal] [Grand Union Canal Carrying Company]
Information retrieved Thursday 31 May 2018 at 16:40