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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
Entry Name: Grand Union Canal Flight of 7 Locks and Side Ponds
Listing Date: 11 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1342732
English Heritage Legacy ID: 361170
Location: Watford, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN6
Civil Parish: Watford
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Watford
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
WATFORD GRAND UNION CANAL
5/283 Flight of 7 locks and side
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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