A map of the Main Canal of the Grand Union Canal
The map displays a range of services available on the Main Canal 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.
A brief history of the Main Canal of the Grand Union Canal
|Canal length :||134.8 miles|
|Boat Length :||72ft|
|Height :||7ft 6ins|
|Width :||14ft 6ins|
|Draught :||3ft 6ins|
The Grand Union Canal runs from Birmingham to London. The canal was built at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries, providing a more direct route between the 2 cities.
The canal was originally called the Grand Junction Canal and cut 60 miles off the previous route which was via the Oxford Canal and the River Thames.
The Marquess of Buckingham played a key role in the project and was honoured by having his family coat of arms included in the Grand Junction Canal company seal.
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