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Foxton Locks and the Grand Junction Canal Co.

Dave Goodwin

Foxton Locks and the Grand Junction Canal Co.

by Dave Goodwin

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Published by Department of Planning & Transportation, Leicestershire County Council in (Leicester) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grand Junction Canal Company.

  • Edition Notes

    Maps on inside cover.

    Statementby Dave Goodwin.
    ContributionsLeicestershire (England). Department of Planning & Transportation., Foxton Inclined Plane Trust.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination68p. :
    Number of Pages68
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17469700M
    ISBN 10085022246X

      In this latest instalment, they navigate the Foxton Locks. What a day! First, an m tunnel to boat. Then an incredible bit of engineering – a staircase of ten locks to climb to get us up 75ft to allow our trip to continue. The Foxton Locks. The Foxton Locks occur at the junction of three canals. The Grand Union Canal was a canal in England from Foxton, Leicestershire on the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal to Norton Junction, close to Long Buckby Wharf on the Grand Junction Canal. It now forms the first 23 miles (37 km) of the Leicester Section, a branch of the much bigger modern Grand Union point: Norton Junction, near Long Buckby.

    The Foxton Lock Staircase is probably the greatest example of staircase locks in Britain. Climbing 23m, this remarkable system of 10 locks is a major feature of the Grand Union Canal, the principal canal linking London and Birmingham. From our waterside terrace at Foxton Locks Inn with views out over the Grand Union Canal we are able to offer bespoke packages, tailor-made to meet your requirements. Please pop an email through to [email protected] for more information or to book a /5().

      This is the full 45 minutes travelling up the Foxton Locks on the Grand Union Canal in 3 minutes. PATREON Support this channel and be a Patron! https://www.p. Things to do from Union Wharf. Market Harborough - Located on the borders of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire this is a busy market town mid-way between Leicester and Northampton a branch of the Canal was opened in and joins The Grand Union Canal and The Grand Union Leicester Line at the nearby Foxton Locks. Foxton Locks - Situated on the Grand Union Canal the flight of locks at Foxton.


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Foxton Locks and the Grand Junction Canal Co by Dave Goodwin Download PDF EPUB FB2

The old documents give an insight into Grand Junction strategy and thinking in an age before modern road transport - when canals, it was thought, could still fight off railway competition, and the reason why the company created the Foxton Boat Lift and promoted the idea internationally.

Located as part of the Leicester Section of the Grand Union Canal, Foxton boasts the largest set (two lots of 5 in fact) of staircase locks on the canal system in England and has to be a must see place to visit if you enjoy canals and related buildings etc.

The Foxton Locks area has been really smartened up - the paths are all in good. LOCKS. When Benjamin Bevan was given the job of designing locks at Foxton he faced two major problems.

The first was water, which was in short supply on the 20 mile summit pound of the canal. The second was the steep escarpment which he needed to use to get the canal from one level to the next. He combined solutions to both problems.

Grand Union Leicester Line (Foxton Locks to Norton Junction) Grand Union Leicester Line (Foxton Locks to Norton Junction) The Grand Union Leicester line runs from Birstall to Norton Junction.

This section looks at the stretch from Foxton Locks to Norton Junction. The BoilerHouse museum is the place to explore the history of the Inclined Plane boat lift, Locks and Lives associated with Foxton Locks.

Previously Foxton Canal Museum, the BoilerHouse retains its museum accreditation but tells the story in exciting new and innovative ways.

There are flights of locks all over our network – but not like Foxton. It's home to two amazing feats of engineering in the heart of Leicestershire, on the Grand Union Canal. As well as the longest and steepest staircase locks in the UK, the site is home to the remains of the inclined plane, a magnificent, if slightly weird, piece of.

Foxton Locks canal heritage. Work started on Foxton Locks inand years later, they are Grade 2 Listed. They attract hundreds of visitors a day – sometimes thousands; as a boater, you’ll never be short of someone to help open and close the gates if you need a hand.

In an Act of Parliament authorised a new section to be built from the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Canal at Foxton to the Grand Junction Canal at Buckby. It meant that for the first time boats and cargos could travel from the River Thames at Brentford to the East Midlands, including the coalfields of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Situated just north of the famous Foxton staircase Locks and former Foxton Inclined plane, Debdale Wharf provides an ideal cruising base from which to explore this peaceful and much underrated section of the canal network.

Travelling south, it takes just 20 minutes to reach the bottom of Foxton Locks with plenty to see and do at Foxton. Foxton Locks in Leicestershire is one of the jewels of the inland waterways and a perfect place to soak up a history.

Our long term mooring site is located in the shadow of the once mighty Foxton Inclined Plane Boat Lift - a Scheduled Ancient Monument. at the junction where the Grand Union Canal Leicester Line and Market Harborough Arm meet.

Foxton Locks (grid reference) are ten canal locks consisting of two "staircases" each of five locks, located on the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal about 3 miles west of the Leicestershire town of Market are named after the nearby village of Foxton.

They form the northern terminus of a mile summit level that passes Husbands Bosworth, Crick and ends with the Watford Architect: Benjamin Bevan (Canal & Locks). The Union Canal, as the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Canal became known, came into being on the same day as the Grand Junction, 30th Apriland was for a canal from Leicester, West Bridge, where it joined the Leicester Navigation using the River Soar to Aylestone and thence by Saddington, Foxton, Theddingworth, East Farndon, Great.

Foxton Locks is a flight on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal) between Foxton Junction and Inclined Plane Upper Access Arm Junction.

It has a rise of 75′0″ It also contains the following places: Foxton Bottom Staircase. Grand Union Leicester Line (Birstall to Foxton Locks) The Grand Union Leicester line runs from Birstall to Norton Junction. This section looks at the more northerly stretch from Birstall to Foxton Locks and takes us from the lakes at Birstall through Leicester city (passing the Castle Gardens and Leicester City FC) and then south of the city through the picturesque Wistow Park area, and ending in the.

Wandering along The Leicester Canal as it takes the canal down Foxton Staircase Locks to the Market Harborough Junction then on to Gumley Bridge.

The Leicester Canal at Foxton Lock Flight. Starting just after Gumley Bridge no60 The Leicester Canal descends from Foxton Toplock down through the beautiful series of Foxton's Staircase Locks. Cruise south from Foxton Junction, along the Grand Union Canal's Leicester Line, you'll immediately reach the first of two flights of 5 locks.

The Foxton Locks are the largest flight of such staircase locks on the English canals, built in they take approximately 45. The Grand Junction Canal is a canal in England from Braunston in Northamptonshire to the River Thames at Brentford, with a number of branches.

The mainline was built between andto improve the route from the Midlands to London, by-passing the upper reaches of the River Thames near Oxford, thus shortening the journey.

In the canal was bought by the Regent's Canal Company. Foxton Locks are a series of ten canal locks consisting of two staircases of five locks each, carrying the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal up a steep hill in Leicestershire, about three miles west of Market are named after the nearby village of Foxton.

Map: SP Location map: 52°29’59"N, 0°58’59"W The ten locks form the northern terminus of a mile summit. Whilst here visit the Foxton Museum and gift shop. The well stocked canalside shop offers you groceries, hardware as well as the traditional “roses and Castles” canalware, made and hand-painted on site.

Stop for a cream tea in the canal side cafe or a well deserved pint in the Foxton Locks Inn. Spend a couple of hours watching the colourful.

A pleasant and easy walk in Leicestershire around canal towpaths and footpaths, with the option of a visit to explore Foxton Locks, the museum and the inclined plane. The route includes one short hill near the start. You will need to negotiate gates and a staggered barrier but there are no stiles on route.

You will not be sharing any of the paths with livestock. Allow 1 hour. The Leicester Section 66 miles long with 59 locks and 2 tunnels was built as a broad canal but there are flights of narrow locks at Foxton and Watford.

The River Lee and the River Stort open up some surprisingly fine countryside to Bishops Stortford and Hertford.At Foxton, over 4, boats pass through the locks each year which does at times mean waiting in a queue. Foxton Locks.

In an Act of Parliament authorised a new section of canal to be built from the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Canal at Foxton to the Grand Junction Canal at Buckby.G & Tea Leaf at Foxton Locks is our tea room with a twist!

Join us to enjoy great food, speciality loose leaf teas and beautiful views overlooking the grand union canal.