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Grand Union Market Harborough Branch

Description of Grand Union Market Harborough Branch: Runs 5.5 miles from Market Harborough to the junction with the Grand Union Leicester Section at Foxton Junction.

History of Grand Union Market Harborough Branch: Authorised by an Act of 1793 as part of the Leicestershire & Northamptonshire Union Canal, intended to terminate at Northampton but only completed to Market Harborough in 1809.
For more details see the History page.

Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Grand Union Canal

Market Harborough Basin

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Grand Union Market Harborough Branch: Length 70 foot, beam 7 foot. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Grand Union Market Harborough Branch: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Foxton Junction

Junction with Grand Union Leicester Section Junction with Grand Union Leicester Section

0

0

N

SP691897

141

Black Horse Bridge No 3

Foxton Village Main Street bridge.

0.5

0

N

SP699898

141

Foxton Swing Bridge No 4

Foxton Village

0.6

0

N

SP701897

141

Clarkes Bridge No 5

0.9

0

N

SP703897

141

Johnson's Bridge No 7

1.4

0

N

SP711897

141

Gallows Hill Bridge No 8

A6 Road Bridge

2

0

N

SP720901

141

Great Bowden Hall Bridge No 10

Great Bowden three quarters of a mile east.

3.4

0

N

SP734891

141

Uncle Tom's Bridge No 12

A6 road bridge.

4.1

0

N

SP723888

141

Market Harborough Basin and Wharves

End of navigation.

5.5

0

N

SP726878

141

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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