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"Old Union" Canals of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

Old Union Canals Society.

"Old Union" Canals of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

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Published by Old Union Canals Society in Leicester .
Written in English


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"Old Union" Canals of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. by Old Union Canals Society. Download PDF EPUB FB2

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 Oxendon, Kelmarsh, Maidwell and the Nene Valley.

Buy The " Old Union " Canals Of Leicestershire And Northamptonshire by Hales and Pyper (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Hales and Pyper. The Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal, soon shortened to the “Union Canal”,came into being following an Act of Parliament on 30th Aprilto build a canal from Leicester via Aylestone, Blaby, Wigston, Kibworth, a tunnel at Foxton (above which the branch would leave for Market Harborough), and onwards via Oxenden and Kelmarsh to the Grand Junction near Northampton.

Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal, a canal in Leicestershire, commencing at West Bridge, Leicester, and ending at Market Harborough.

For about 3 miles from its commencement it passes along the bed of the river Soar, which is canalized. What is now called the ‘Leicester Line’ comprised two canals that were bought by the Grand Junction Canal in the Leicestershire & Northamptonshire Union Canal and the ‘old’ Grand Union Canal.

The River Soar had been made navigable up to Loughborough byand the route was extended to Leicester in Old Grand Union Canal. Waterway's place in Northamptonshire: A canal from Northamptonshire to Leicestershire.

Waterway Description: The Grand Union Canal ran 23 miles from Foxton to Norton Junction where it met the Grand Junction Canal (confusingly now called the Grand Union).

History: Authorised in and fully opened in The Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal was to have been the last link between London and the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire coalfields. The Union Canal, as the new canal became known, was to link the navigable river Soar at Leicester with the river Nene at Northampton, then rising out of the Nene valley to join the Grand Junction.

The Grand Union Canal in England is part of the British canal main line starts in London and ends in Birmingham, stretching for miles ( km) with 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.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. You are viewing all stock in the "NORTHAMPTONSHIRE" category. We currently have 11 books in this category in stock.

11 records found. If you are looking for a specific book which we do not have in stock, then please get in touch and we'll let you know just as soon as it comes in. Pages in category "Canals in Northamptonshire" The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 total.

This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more). The Leicester Line: A history of the Old Union and Grand Union Canals, (Inland waterways histories) [Stevens, Philip A] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Leicester Line: A history of the Old Union and Grand Union Canals, (Inland waterways histories)Author: Philip A.

Stevens. The 'Old Union' Canals of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. The Old Union Canals Society (reprint). Price: £ The Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal was to have been the last link in the series of Navigations linking the Thames.

The OLD UNION CANALS | old-union-canals-soc. The Old Union Canals comprise the original Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal and the original Grand Union Canal (not to be confused with the later company and amalgamation of canals of the same formed in For more information, the drop down menu will take you to the the various stages of the Old Union Canals story.

About this Item: The Old Union Canal Society, Soft Cover. Condition: Near Fine. No marks or inscriptions to contents and no creasing to covers.

A very clean very tight copy with tiny ink squiggle to front of otherwise unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. Fold-out sketch map in. The 'Old Union' Canals of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

The Old Union Canals Society (reprint) Price: £ The Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal was to have been the last link in the series of Navigations linking the Thames and London with the Trent and Derby-Nottingham coal fields. An. Theme.

An illustrated poem in vibrant water colours, Leicestershire Waterways; Victorian Day on the River Soar; Loughborough Lock to Bishop Meadow Lock; Loughborough Wharf; The 'Old Union' Canals of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire; Foxton Locks and Inclined Plane: A Detailed History; Steam At Foxton; Other books about Foxton Locks.

Century. The Old Union Canals of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Delph Books PBFA Member - AbeBooks Passion for books.

James Barnes and, again, Thomas Telford were involved in proposing routes and a Parliamentary Bill was approved on 24th May for the Grand Union Canal to run from the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal at Foxton to join the Grand Junction Canal at Watford.

The Grand Union Canal Company had authorised capital of £, and. The Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal) is a broad canal and is part of the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section).It runs for 15 miles and 3¼ furlongs through 21 locks from Foxton Junction (where it joins the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Market Harborough Branch) and the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union)) to.

Other books about Canals. Theme. An illustrated poem in vibrant water colours, Leicestershire Waterways; The 'Old Union' Canals of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire; Foxton Locks and Inclined Plane: A Detailed History; Steam At Foxton; Foxton Locks And The Grand Junction Canal Co.

Century Informer () The Forest Canal. A map of the Leicester Section of the Grand Union Canal The map displays a range of services available on the Leicester Section of the Grand Union Canal.

Simply click the box next to any service being displayed in the Map Key on the left of your screen. Concerned about the continuing viability of the Grand Union Canal as a route for additional traffic for their own canal, in latethe Grand Junction company inspected the Grand Union Canal and the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal, and wrote to both, about the possible measures to increase traffic.

Both indicated they were prepared to sell out to the Grand Junction, who offered £5. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages, leaf. illustrations (including 1 color), maps 23 cm. Series Title: Inland waterways histories. The Northampton Arm was opened in and links The Grand Union Canal at Gayton Junction - via the River Nene - to Peterborough and The River Nene is fully navigable and at Peterborough the river becomes tidal.

For more detailed information, follow the links below. The Grand Union mainline forms part of the Thames Ring, with the River Thames & Oxford Canal.

The Warwickshire Ring includes the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, Coventry Canal and sections of the Grand Union and Oxford Canals. See our Warwickshire Ring Cruising Guide.

The Leicester Section forms part of the Leicester Ring, with the Trent & Mersey Canal, Coventry Canal & North Oxford Canal. The Grand Union Canal Conservation Area was designated by Leicestershire County Council in October It is a 48 kilometre long linear area extending from Welford (located on the Northamptonshire and Leicestershire border) to the City of Leicester (at Aylestone).

The Society was formed in to promote all aspects of canals, but with particular interest in the “Old Union Canals” between West Bridge in Leicester and Norton Junction near Daventry.

The Society campaigned through the 's to save these waterways from threatened closure and its members were very active in the restoration and. A new canal, the Leicestershire & Northamptonshire Union Canal would link the river Soar with the river Nene. However, like many great ideas, the money ran out before the imagination did and the line reached just 17 of the proposed 44 miles, coming to a stop at Debdale Wharf near Kibworth Beauchamp.

A new canal mosaic nature trail, featuring 34 mosaic designs, has been installed along the Northampton Arm of the Grand Union Canal.

This wonderful new feature is made possible by the work of volunteers from the IWA Northampton Branch, pupils from two Northampton primary schools – Briar Hill and Delapre, and mosaic expert David Bowers. Old Union Canals Society's charitable objectives: To promote, encourage, foster and co-ordinate public interest, study and activity in all aspects, past, present and future, of all inland waterways, especially those canals, feeders and reservoirs formerly planned and owned by the leicestershire and nOrthamptonshire union canal company (old.

Delph Books PBFA Member. Edit Your Search. Results (1 The Old Union Canals of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Published by The Old Union Canals Society, Great Britain () Used. Softcover. About this Item: The Old Union Canals Society, Great Britain, Soft Cover. The Photos shown above are of Arm End Bridge (bridge 2) and then Gayton Junction where the Northampton Arm meets up with The Grand Union Canal.

Parking is available in Stoke Bruerne in the Canal Museum car-park and you can catch a bus (the bus stop is on the museum side of the bridge) which leaves at hrs (but this time needs checking for. Browse and buy a vast selection of Transport (Water) Books and Collectibles on Leicester Line Canal Walk.

Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire. km / 79 miles. This walk comprises a trail along the towpaths of the Grand Union Canal Leicester Line, the River Soar Navigation and the Erewash Canal.

It leaves the main Grand Union Canal at Norton Junction, goes through Leicester and. Northamptonshire (/ n ɔːr ˈ θ æ m p t ə n ʃ ər,-ʃ ɪər /; abbreviated Northants.), archaically known as the County of Northampton, is a county in the East Midlands of it had a population ofThe county is administered by Northamptonshire County Council and by seven non-metropolitan district councils.

It is known as "The Rose of the Shires".Constituent country: England. The Leicester Line A History of the Old Union and Grand Union Canals by Stevens Philip A. David & Charles, pp, illus, photos, maps, very few marks on either book or jacket that it is ex library otherwise book and jacket are in very good condition.

Jacket has clear protective coating. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. Ex-Library. Watford Staircase (or riser) Locks on the Leicester Section of The Grand Union Canal.

The area around Watford Locks is quite a "transport" junction - the noisy M1 motorway is very close by as are main railway lines and the old Roman Road (Watling Street/A5) - all in contrast to the beautiful set of seven locks four of which are staircase locks.

Leicestershire & Northamptonshire Union Canal, certificate for one share, undated but probablythe year of formation, #, black, red wax seal bottom right. Formed in to connect Leicester with the River Nene and the proposed Grand Junction Canal. Old Union Canals Society's charitable objectives: To promote, encourage, foster and co-ordinate public interest, study and activity in all aspects, past, present and future, of all inland waterways, especially those canals, feeders and reservoirs formerly planned and owned by the leicestershire and northamptonshire union canal company (old union) and the (old) grand union canal company.

Grand Union Canal Introduction The Grand Union Canal in England is part of the British canal system. Its main line connects London and Birmingham, stretching for miles ( km) with locks.

It has arms to places including Leicester, Slough, Aylesbury, Wendover and Northampton. The Grand Union Canal. From Union Wharf it’s just two hours cruising to the 'Leicester Line' of the Grand Union Canal. Market Harborough – A market town mid way between Leicester and Northampton. Visit Welland Park, the town’s museum and the old grammar school, a 17th school built on stilts.

Visit nearby Rockingham Castle built by William the Conqueror.The Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Market Harborough Branch) is a narrow canal and is part of the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section).It runs for 5 miles and 4 furlongs from Foxton Junction (where it joins the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal) and the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union)) to Market .Wikimedia Commons has media related to Canals in Leicestershire.: Pages in category "Canals in Leicestershire" The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 total.