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Oxford Canal

Description of Oxford Canal: This 77 mile canal runs from Hawksbury Junction (near Coventry) to Oxford, where it joins the Thames. It is now considered as two sections, the Northern and Southern, with the connecting 3 miles now part of the Grand Union, London to Birmingham route.

History of Oxford Canal: Promoted by Acts of 1769, 1775, 1786, 1794, 1799, 1807, 1808 and 1829. Open, except for Isis Lock, in 1790.
For more details see the History page.

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