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Grand Union Canal Flight of 7 Locks and Side Ponds

A Grade II Listed Building in Watford, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3142 / 52°18'50"N

Longitude: -1.1317 / 1°7'54"W

OS Eastings: 459285

OS Northings: 268805

OS Grid: SP592688

Mapcode National: GBR 8RB.W4J

Mapcode Global: VHCV6.B3K9

Plus Code: 9C4W8V79+M8

Entry Name: Grand Union Canal Flight of 7 Locks and Side Ponds

Listing Date: 11 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342732

English Heritage Legacy ID: 361170

Location: Watford, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN6

County: Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Watford

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Watford

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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5/283 Flight of 7 locks and side

- II

Staircase of 4 locks; as part of flight of 7 locks. Early C19, refurbished 1902
(datestones). Retaining walls blue brick with stone coping. Wing walls at top of
flight blue brick. Wooden gates, balance beams in steel to some locks. C20
footbridges. The paddle gear is probably 1902 but may incorporate some earlier
work. The gear is notable as being still connected to the paddle by wooden rods,
mostly replaced elsewhere by metal rods (note from A.T. Conder, Curator,
Waterways Museum, Stoke Bruerne). West of the locks is a group of side ponds for
conservation of water. The Grand Union Canal was authorised by Act of Parliament
in 1810, the Watford section was opened in 1814.
(A.H. Faulkner, The Grand Junction Canal, 1972, p.187-8 and p.197).

Listing NGR: SP5928568805

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