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Description of Leicester Navigation: A 15.75 mile canal with 10 locks between the Loughbourgh Navigation and Leicester. Now part of the Grand Union Leicester Section.
History of Leicester Navigation: Authorised by an Act of 1791 and fully open in 1794. The 8.75 mile canal and tramroad Charnwood Forest branch was disused by 1799 and abandoned in 1848. The main line became part of the new Grand Union Canal Company in 1932.
For more details see the History page.
Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Grand Union Leicester Section
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