A map of the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal
The map displays a range of services available on the Paddington Arm 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 Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal
|Canal length :||13.5 miles|
|Boat Length :||72ft|
Approval for the building of the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal was granted by an act of Parliament in 1795, approving the "navigable cut" form the Bull's Bridge in Hayes to Paddington. The canal was later extended by the construction of the Regents Canal which linked the canal to Limehouse and the River Thames.
The canal opened on 10 July 1801. A huge crowd (estimated to be 20,000 people) turned out in what was then a small rural village.
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