Grand Union Canal (Hertford Union Canal)
The Grand Union Canal (Hertford Union Canal) is a broad canal and is part of the Grand Union Canal. It runs for 1 mile and ¾ furlongs through 3 locks from Hertford Union Junction (where it joins the Grand Union Canal (Regent's Canal)) to Hertford Union Canal Junction (where it joins the Lee and Stort Navigation (River Lee: commercial section)).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 85 feet and 11 inches long and 15 feet and 3 inches wide. The maximum headroom is 8 feet and 2 inches. The maximum draught is 4 feet and 11 inches.
Notable features of the waterway include: Old Ford Three LocksThe navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Relevant books - waterway maps:
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
- Waterway Routes 50M - Grand Union Canal (All) Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 52M - Grand Union Canal (South) Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 63M - Lee and Stort Navigations Map (Downloadable)
Relevant books - waterway guides:
|Hertford Union Junction
Junction of Regent's and Hertford Union Canals
|Towpath Bridge No 54A||a few yards||0 locks|
|Former Hertford Union Stop Lock||¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Victoria Park Wharf||¼ furlongs||0 locks|
Offside wharf for Canal & River Trust.
|¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Grove Road Bridge||1 furlong||0 locks|
|Crown Wharf||1¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Old Ford Road Bridge||2¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Victoria Park (Hackney)
Site of Victoria Wharf (Offside) - now built upon
|3 furlongs||0 locks|
|3½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Gunmakers Lane Bridge||3¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Birdsfield Wharf||4½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Armagh Wharf||5 furlongs||0 locks|
|Hertford Union Top Lock Winding Hole||5¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Hertford Union Top Lock No 1||5½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Parnell Road Footbridge
known, until about 1890, as Homerton Footpath Bridge.
|5¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Hertford Union Middle Lock No 2||6½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Wick Lane Bridge||6½ furlongs||2 locks|
|East Cross Route Bridge||6¾ furlongs||2 locks|
|Wansbeck Road Bridge||7 furlongs||2 locks|
|Hertford Union Bottom Lock No 3||7½ furlongs||2 locks|
|Hackney Wick Footbridge||1 mile and ¼ furlongs||3 locks|
|Hertford Union Canal Junction
Junction of Hertford Union Canal and River Lee
|1 mile and ¾ furlongs||3 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.