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N 1 B 1.5K C 0 E May 21, 2011 F May 21, 2011
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Foxton Locks are ten canal locks consisting of two "staircases" each of five locks, located on the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal about 5 km west of the Leicestershire town of Market Harborough and are named after the nearby village of Foxton.

They form the northern terminus of a 20-mile summit level that passes Husbands Bosworth, Crick and ends with the Watford flight

Staircase locks are used where a canal needs to climb a steep hill, and consist of a group of locks where each lock opens directly into the next, that is, where the bottom gates of one lock form the top gates of the next. Foxton Locks are the largest flight of such staircase locks on the English canal system.

(source: Wikipedia)

Tags:   Leicestershire Grand Union Canal canals canal boats Foxton Locks

N 1 B 1.5K C 2 E May 21, 2011 F May 21, 2011
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Foxton Locks are ten canal locks consisting of two "staircases" each of five locks, located on the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal about 5 km west of the Leicestershire town of Market Harborough and are named after the nearby village of Foxton.

They form the northern terminus of a 20-mile summit level that passes Husbands Bosworth, Crick and ends with the Watford flight

Staircase locks are used where a canal needs to climb a steep hill, and consist of a group of locks where each lock opens directly into the next, that is, where the bottom gates of one lock form the top gates of the next. Foxton Locks are the largest flight of such staircase locks on the English canal system.

(source: Wikipedia)

Tags:   Leicestershire Grand Union Canal canals canal boats Foxton Locks

N 6 B 2.3K C 2 E Apr 9, 2011 F Apr 11, 2011
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These days the canal provides an idyllic way of life, but in Napoleonic times it was of strategic importance. The canal at Weedon led directly to a major ordnance depot with an associated barracks. Had Napolean invaded this country it was planned that King George III would seek sanctuary here, travelling from London via the canal.

Tags:   Northamptonshire canals Grand Union canal Weedon canal boats

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The Union Wharf in Market Harborough is home to many canal boats and is the terminus of the Harborough arm of the Grand Union Canal. It joins the main waterway at Foxton in Leicestershire.

Tags:   Leicestershire canals canal boats Union Wharf Market Harborough Grand Union Canal Harborough Arm

N 3 B 1.7K C 2 E Apr 21, 2007 F Feb 25, 2010
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This peaceful scene was photographed near Stoke Bruerne in south Northamptonshire. The village is famous for its Canal Museum.

Tags:   Northamptonshire canals canal boats Stoke Bruerne Grand Union Canal


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