Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Rickmansworth Branch)
The Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Rickmansworth Branch) is a narrow canal and is part of the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal). It runs for 2¾ furlongs through 1 lock from Batchworth Junction (where it joins the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)) to End of Rickmansworth Branch (which is a dead end).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 14 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Relevant publications — 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)
Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:
- Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides No 1 - Grand Union, Oxford & the South East
- Pearson's Canal Companions: Oxford & Grand Union; Upper Thames
Relevant publications — Waterway Histories:
Junction with Grand Union (Rickmansworth Branch). Rickmansworth Town Centre, half a mile north.
|Batchworth Junction Bridge||a few yards||0 locks|
|Batchworth Lock No 81A||¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Batchworth Lock Weir||½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Rickmansworth Drawbridge No 2||1¼ furlongs||1 lock|
|Rickmansworth Rubbish Disposal||1½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Rickmansworth Basin||1½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Rickmansworth Basin Footbridge||1¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Site of Sabey's Pool Branch Canal Junction
Junction of River Chess with Sabey's Canal
|2 furlongs||1 lock|
|Ebury Way Bridge||2¼ furlongs||1 lock|
|Site of Rickmansworth Town Wharf Junction||2¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|End of Rickmansworth Branch||2¾ furlongs||1 lock|
- 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.
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.