Braunston Tunnel (East end)

Towpath, Daventry NN11 2JE, United Kingdom
Braunston Tunnel (East end) is a place on the waterways on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Braunston to Norton) between Braunston Visitor Moorings (Marina End) (48 hour moorings (April-September) / 14 day moorings (October-March)) (2 miles and 2¾ furlongs and 6 locks to the west) and Welton Junction (proposed) (Proposed location of the Junction with the, as yet to be built, Daventry Canal) (6½ furlongs to the east).
It is at one end of Braunston Tunnel.
The nearest place in the direction of Braunston Visitor Moorings (Marina End) is Braunston Tunnel (West end); 1 mile and 1¼ furlongs away.
The nearest place in the direction of Welton Junction (proposed) is Welton Wharf Bridge No 6 (Welton village half a mile north); 1½ 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.

Opening Times

Booking information notice: Grand Union Canal, Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open
From: Braunston Tunnel (East end) to Braunston Tunnel (East end).

Wide Beam boats wishing to travel through the tunnel must book passage. 

Passage is available Monday - Friday (excluding bank holidays) at 8am only and must be booked 48hrs in advance.

Please call 0303 040 4040 and ask to be put through to the Newark Admin Team or email us at -

Tunnel length: 1873m, travel time: 30 minutes

Friday the 10th of August, 2018 to Wednesday the 1st of July, 2020
Information sent Friday the 10th of August, 2018


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
[Braunston] [List of canal tunnels in the United Kingdom] [Grand Union Canal] [Blisworth Tunnel] [Whilton Locks] [Legging (canals)] [Grand Junction Canal] [Drayton Reservoir] [Oxford Canal]
Information retrieved Friday 28 June 2019 at 22:56
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