Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Aylesbury Arm)

The Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Aylesbury Arm) is a narrow canal and is part of the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal). It runs for 6 miles and ¾ furlongs through 16 locks from Marsworth Junction (where it joins the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)) to Aylesbury Basin Visitor Moorings (which is a dead end).

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: Marsworth Narrow Locks

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Marsworth Junction
Junction of Grand Union Aylesbury Arm with Main Line
Marsworth Narrow Locks (Staircase Lock Nos 1 & 2) ½ furlongs 0 locks
Watery Lane Bridge No 1 ½ furlongs 2 locks
Marsworth Lock No 3 1¼ furlongs 2 locks
Black Jack's Lock No 4 2 furlongs 3 locks
Marsworth Lock No 5 3¼ furlongs 4 locks
Dixons Gap Lock No 6 4¼ furlongs 5 locks
Wingrave Road Bridge No 2
with accompanying pipe bridge
4½ furlongs 6 locks
Aylesbury Arm Lock No 7 5¾ furlongs 6 locks
Jefferies Lock No 8
Wilstone village to south
6½ furlongs 7 locks
Tring Road Bridge No 3 6¾ furlongs 8 locks
Tring Bridge No 4 7½ furlongs 8 locks
Wilstone Visitor Moorings
14 day moorings
1 mile 8 locks
Gudgeon Stream Aqueduct 1 mile and ¼ furlongs 8 locks
Gudgeon Stream Lock No 9
Bottom of Marsworth Flight
1 mile and ½ furlongs 8 locks
Wilstone Lock Bridge No 5 1 mile and ½ furlongs 9 locks
Wilstone Field Bridge No 6 1 mile and 1½ furlongs 9 locks
Puttenham Top Lock No 10 1 mile and 5 furlongs 9 locks
Puttenham Bottom Lock No 11 1 mile and 6¾ furlongs 10 locks
Puttenham Bridge No 7 1 mile and 6¾ furlongs 11 locks
Bates Boatyard
Restoration & construction of wooden narrowboats.
1 mile and 7 furlongs 11 locks
Buckland Bridge No 8 2 miles and 3½ furlongs 11 locks
Buckland Lock No 12 2 miles and 4½ furlongs 11 locks
Red House Lock No 13 2 miles and 7 furlongs 12 locks
College Road Bridge No 9
with accompanying pipe bridge
2 miles and 7¼ furlongs 13 locks
College Road Winding Hole 3 miles 13 locks
Aston Clinton Field Bridge No 10 3 miles and 2 furlongs 13 locks
Aston Clinton Field Bridge No 11 3 miles and 6¼ furlongs 13 locks
Aston Clinton Field Bridge No 12 3 miles and 7¼ furlongs 13 locks
Aston Clinton Field Bridge No 13 4 miles and 1½ furlongs 13 locks
Aston Clinton Field Bridge No 14 4 miles and 4 furlongs 13 locks
Broughton Lock No 14
BW key needed to operate
4 miles and 5¾ furlongs 13 locks
Broughton Road Bridge No 15 4 miles and 6 furlongs 14 locks
Broughton Field Bridge No 16
with accompanying pipe bridges
4 miles and 7¼ furlongs 14 locks
Aylesbury Circus Field Basin 5 miles and 1¼ furlongs 14 locks
Oakfield Bridge No 16A
Part of the Aylesbury Ring Road
5 miles and 1½ furlongs 14 locks
Bear Brook Aqueduct 5 miles and 3¼ furlongs 14 locks
Osier Bed Lock No 15
BW key needed to operate
5 miles and 3¼ furlongs 14 locks
Park Street Supermarket Visitor Moorings 5 miles and 5¼ furlongs 15 locks
Hills & Partridges Lock No 16 5 miles and 6 furlongs 15 locks
Park Street Bridge No 17 5 miles and 6 furlongs 16 locks
Walton Bridge No 18 5 miles and 7 furlongs 16 locks
Highbridge Road Footbridge No 19 5 miles and 7½ furlongs 16 locks
Aylesbury Basin
Mooring basin and Wharves<BR>48 hour pontoon moorings / 7 day moorings
6 miles and ½ furlongs 16 locks
Aylesbury Basin Visitor Moorings 6 miles and ¾ furlongs 16 locks
 
 
 
 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.
 

Navigation closure notice: Aylesbury Arm (Grand Union Canal), Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Closed - Lock 1 to Lock 16 — from Monday the 3rd of December, 2018 to Friday the 14th of December, 2018.

Update on 29/11/2018: The Lock 16 stoppage has been advertised as closed from Lock 13 down to Lock 16. However, due to on-going difficulties with water control and flooding problems during recent stoppages, it is now necessary to restrict access to the whole of the Aylesbury Arm for the remaining stoppage period.  The navigation closure for this stoppage will therefore start at Lock 1. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.   Repairs to Lock 16 will include the replacement of both top and bottom gates.  

Notification sent Thursday the 29th of November, 2018

 
 
 

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