Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Main Line)

The Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Main Line) is a narrow canal and is part of the Oxford Canal (Northern Section). It runs for 22 miles and 6½ furlongs through 4 locks from Braunston Turn (where it joins the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section) and the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Braunston to Norton)) to Hawkesbury Junction (where it joins the Coventry Canal (Main Line - Coventry to Hawkesbury) and the Coventry Canal (Main Line - Hawkesbury to Fazeley)).

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. The maximum draught is 4 feet and 11 inches.

It has junctions with the Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Rugby Wharf Arm) at Rugby Wharf Arm Junction; with the Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Wyken Arm) at Wyken Arm Junction and with the Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Stretton Arm) at Stretton Arm Junction.

Notable features of the waterway include: Newbold Tunnel No 49 and Hilmorton Locks

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Braunston Turn
Junction of the Grand Union, Oxford and Grand Junction Canals - Bridges No 93 & No 94
Midland Chandlers (Braunston) a few yards 0 locks
Braunston Services ¼ furlongs 0 locks
London Road Bridge No 90 1 furlong 0 locks
Braunston Visitor Moorings (London Road) 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Humphris Bridge No 89 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Ridleys Bridge No 88 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Roys Bridge No 87 1 mile and 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Bridge No 86 1 mile and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Willoughby Wharf 1 mile and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Navigation Bridge No 85
Site of the Navigation Inn. Willoughby village approx 1 mile southwest
1 mile and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Fivers Bridge No 84 2 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Hazels Bridge No 83 2 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Rowdyke Bridge No 82 3 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Dunchurch Pools Marina 3 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Borstal Bridge No 81 3 miles and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Wise's Bridge No 80 3 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Onley Fields Bridge No 79 3 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Barby Wood Bridge No 78 4 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
M45 Motorway Bridge No 77A 4 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Barby Straight Bridge No 77 4 miles and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Barby Moorings 4 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Normans Bridge No 76
Barby, 1¼ miles south
5 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Thornfield Bridge No 75 5 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Kilsby Road Bridge No 74 5 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Wharf Farm Winding Hole 5 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Hillmorton Wharf Marina 6 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
The Canal Shop
Saisons boat hire
6 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Old Royal Oak PH
Hungry Horse
6 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Crick Road Bridge No 73 6 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Rugby - London Railway Bridge No 72B 6 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Rugby - Northampton Railway Bridge No 72A 6 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Moors Bridge No 72 6 miles and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Hillmorton Visitor Moorings (Above Locks) 6 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Hillmorton Top Locks Nos 6 and 7
Side by side pair of locks
6 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Hillmorton Middle Locks Nos 4 and 5
Side by side pair of locks
7 miles and ¾ furlongs 1 lock
Hillmorton Bridge No 71 7 miles and 1½ furlongs 2 locks
Hillmorton Boat Services
and Grathams Bridge No 70 (spanning arm)
7 miles and 1¾ furlongs 2 locks
Hillmorton Bottom Locks Nos 2 and 3
Side by side pair of locks
7 miles and 2¼ furlongs 2 locks
Hillmorton Locks Winding Hole 7 miles and 2½ furlongs 3 locks
Hillmorton Water Point 7 miles and 3¼ furlongs 3 locks
Hillmorton Visitor Moorings (Below Locks) 7 miles and 3½ furlongs 3 locks
Kent Road Bridge No 69 7 miles and 6½ furlongs 3 locks
Clifton Bridge No 68 8 miles and 1¾ furlongs 3 locks
Site of Clifton Loop Line Railway Bridge 8 miles and 4¼ furlongs 3 locks
Clifton Bridge No 66 8 miles and 6 furlongs 3 locks
Clifton Wharf
Home of Clifton Cruisers
8 miles and 6¼ furlongs 3 locks
Clifton Aqueduct (Rugby) 8 miles and 6¾ furlongs 3 locks
Clifton Arm Junction (disused) 8 miles and 7¼ furlongs 3 locks
Site of Clifton Arm Junction Bridge 8 miles and 7¼ furlongs 3 locks
Clifton Aqueduct No 9 9 miles and 1¼ furlongs 3 locks
Aqueduct No 8a 9 miles and 1¾ furlongs 3 locks
River Avon Aqueduct No 8 9 miles and 2 furlongs 3 locks
Brownsover Aqueduct No 7 9 miles and 2¼ furlongs 3 locks
Boughton Road Bridge No 59
Brownsover
9 miles and 5 furlongs 3 locks
Rugby Visitor Moorings 9 miles and 6¾ furlongs 3 locks
Masters Bridge No 58 9 miles and 7¼ furlongs 3 locks
Brownsover Arm Junction (disused) 9 miles and 7½ furlongs 3 locks
The Bell and Barge PH
Harvester
9 miles and 7½ furlongs 3 locks
Brownsover Footbridge 9 miles and 7¾ furlongs 3 locks
Rugby Visitor Moorings (disused)
No Mooring Allowed
10 miles and ½ furlongs 3 locks
River Swift Aqueduct No 55 10 miles and 1¼ furlongs 3 locks
Old Leicester Road Aqueduct
with steps leading to Elliott's Field retail park
10 miles and 1¾ furlongs 3 locks
Rugby Wharf Arm Junction 10 miles and 2½ furlongs 3 locks
Consul Road Bridge No 53 10 miles and 3¾ furlongs 3 locks
Factory Bridge No 52 10 miles and 4¼ furlongs 3 locks
Old Railway Bridge (disused)
Now a cycle track
10 miles and 4½ furlongs 3 locks
Newbold Quarry Country Park 10 miles and 6¼ furlongs 3 locks
Greens Bridge No 51 10 miles and 7½ furlongs 3 locks
Newbold Visitor Moorings (14 Day) 11 miles and 1½ furlongs 3 locks
Newbold Visitor Moorings (48 hour) 11 miles and 1¾ furlongs 3 locks
Cathiron Lane Bridge No 50 11 miles and 2¼ furlongs 3 locks
Barley Mow PH 11 miles and 2¼ furlongs 3 locks
Newbold Wharf 11 miles and 2½ furlongs 3 locks
Newbold Tunnel (South end)
Visitor moorings up to Newbold Wharf
11 miles and 3 furlongs 3 locks
Newbold Tunnel (North end) 11 miles and 4 furlongs 3 locks
Falls Bridge No 48 11 miles and 7 furlongs 3 locks
Northern End of Former Newbold Loop
A typical Horsley Iron Works bridge crosses the loop entrance numbered 45
11 miles and 7 furlongs 3 locks
Falls Bridge Wharf
Armada Waterside & Boat Hire
11 miles and 7¾ furlongs 3 locks
Cathiron Lane Bridge No 44 12 miles and ¼ furlongs 3 locks
Lime Farm Marina 12 miles and 2½ furlongs 3 locks
Tuckey's Bridge No 43 12 miles and 4¾ furlongs 3 locks
Cathiron Railway Bridge No 42A 12 miles and 6¼ furlongs 3 locks
Walton's Bridge No 42 12 miles and 7 furlongs 3 locks
Cathiron Bridge No 41 13 miles and 1½ furlongs 3 locks
Fennis Field Arm
Bridge No 39
13 miles and 2¼ furlongs 3 locks
Cathiron Spinneys Bridge No 38 13 miles and 2¾ furlongs 3 locks
Bodleys Bridge No 37 13 miles and 4½ furlongs 3 locks
Hungerfield Bridge No 35 13 miles and 7¼ furlongs 3 locks
All Oaks Corner
Canal turn at the boundary of All Oaks Wood
14 miles and 3½ furlongs 3 locks
All Oaks Visitor Moorings
14 day moorings
14 miles and 4¾ furlongs 3 locks
Easenhall Lane Bridge No 34
Brinklow, ¾ mile west
14 miles and 6½ furlongs 3 locks
Brinklow Arm Junction (disused) 15 miles 3 locks
Smite Brook Culvert 15 miles and 1½ furlongs 3 locks
Fosse Way Road Bridge No 30 15 miles and 3½ furlongs 3 locks
Stretton Arm Junction 15 miles and 4 furlongs 3 locks
Stretton Stop
Rose Narrowboats
15 miles and 4¼ furlongs 3 locks
Smeaton Lane Aqueduct No 28 15 miles and 5½ furlongs 3 locks
Johnson's Bridge No 27 16 miles and ½ furlongs 3 locks
Grimes Bridge No 26 16 miles and 2 furlongs 3 locks
Bridge No 25 (Ansty)
M6 motorway bridge over canal and railway.
17 miles and 1 furlong 3 locks
Nettlehill Bridge No 24 17 miles and 3¼ furlongs 3 locks
Hopsford Valley Aqueduct No 20
Over minor road
17 miles and 7¼ furlongs 3 locks
Hollyhill Bridge No 19 18 miles and 2¼ furlongs 3 locks
Hollyhill Bridge Aqueduct 18 miles and 3¼ furlongs 3 locks
Squires Bridge No 17 18 miles and 5 furlongs 3 locks
Ansty Bridge No 16 18 miles and 6¼ furlongs 3 locks
Site of Ansty Bridge No 15 18 miles and 7 furlongs 3 locks
Rose & Castle PH 18 miles and 7 furlongs 3 locks
Ansty Visitor Moorings 18 miles and 7½ furlongs 3 locks
Ansty Bridge No 14 19 miles 3 locks
Ansty Water Point 19 miles and ½ furlongs 3 locks
Ansty Embankment
No mooring between M69 motorway bridge and Ansty water point
19 miles and 1¾ furlongs 3 locks
Ansty Motorway Bridge No 13a 19 miles and 3¾ furlongs 3 locks
Noonhill Bridge No 13 19 miles and 4¼ furlongs 3 locks
Site of Bridge No 12 19 miles and 6½ furlongs 3 locks
Carters Bridge No 11 20 miles and 2½ furlongs 3 locks
Sowe Common Sports Ground
Offside moorings
20 miles and 4¼ furlongs 3 locks
Stone Bridge No 9 20 miles and 6 furlongs 3 locks
Sowe Common Bridge No 7 20 miles and 7½ furlongs 3 locks
Wyken Arm Junction
Old Colliery Branch
21 miles and 2½ furlongs 3 locks
Whiting's Bridge No 5 21 miles and 3 furlongs 3 locks
Tusses Bridge No 4 22 miles and ¼ furlongs 3 locks
Substation Footbridge
Not for public use
22 miles and 2½ furlongs 3 locks
Hawkesbury Junction Visitor Moorings (Stop Lock)
7 day moorings
22 miles and 5¼ furlongs 3 locks
Hawkesbury Water Point (Stop Lock) 22 miles and 5½ furlongs 3 locks
Sutton Stop Lock Changeline Bridge 22 miles and 5¾ furlongs 3 locks
Sutton Stop 22 miles and 6 furlongs 3 locks
The Greyhound Inn 22 miles and 6¼ furlongs 4 locks
Hawkesbury Junction Bridge 22 miles and 6½ furlongs 4 locks
Hawkesbury Junction
Junction of the Coventry Canal Main Line with the Oxford Canal Northern Section.
22 miles and 6½ furlongs 4 locks
 
 
 
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Wikipedia has a page about Oxford Canal

The Oxford Canal is a 78-mile-long (126 km) narrow canal in central England linking Oxford with Coventry via Banbury and Rugby. It connects with the River Thames at Oxford, to the Grand Union Canal at the villages of Braunston and Napton-on-the-Hill, and to the Coventry Canal at Hawkesbury Junction in Bedworth just north of Coventry. The canal was once an important artery of trade between the English Midlands and London, and is now highly popular among pleasure boaters.

The Oxford Canal passes mainly through the Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire countryside, and is often considered to be one of the most scenic canals in Britain. North of Napton-on-the-Hill, the canal forms part of the Warwickshire ring.

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