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Oxford Canal (Northern Section)

Description of Oxford Canal (Northern Section): This canal runs 22.75 miles from Hawkesbury Junction, where it joins the Coventry Canal, to Braunston Junction, where it joins the Grand Union Main Line.
For the History of this waterway see the History page.

Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Oxford Canal

Working boats near Hillmorton - 1968

Related Books of Oxford Canal (Northern Section)

Related photographs of Oxford Canal (Northern Section)

Related External Web Sites of Oxford Canal (Northern Section)

  • Canal Breaks Holiday hire boats based at Hilmorton Locks, close to Rugby, on the northern section of the Oxford Canal.
  • Clifton Cruisers Narrowboat hire based on the Northern Oxford Canal near Rugby. Also boatyard services and boatfitting.
  • Viking Afloat Four bases (Worcester, Whitchurch on the Llangollen Canal, Rugby and Gailey) hiring narrowboats.
  • Willow Wren Cruising Holidays Group hire of 10 or 12 berth narrowboats. Based on the North Oxford Canal at Rugby.
  • Ansty (Warwickshire) Club & Institute Ltd offering facilities for boaters alongside the Northern Oxford Canal.
  • Braunston - Welcome A lot of information about Braunston and the area around including the canals and boating activities.
  • Braunston Canal Society A group of volunteers working on the canals at Braunston, Northamptonshire, where the Oxford and Grand Union Canals meet.

Related Cruising Logs of Oxford Canal (Northern Section)

Other Related Pages of Oxford Canal (Northern Section)

Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Oxford Canal (Northern Section): 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

Oxford Canal (Northern Section): Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Sutton Stop Lock

Junction with Coventry Canal Hawkesbury Junction with Coventry Canal

0

1

N

SP362845

140

Tusses Bridge No 4

B4109 road bridge

1

1

N

SP363839

140

Wyken Arm

Old Colliery Branch

1.5

1

N

SP370833

140

Ansty Bridge No 14

Ansty Village. A46 road bridge

3.8

1

N

SP397833

140

Hopsford Valley Aqueduct

Over minor road

5

1

N

SP413832

140

Nettlehill Bridge No 24

5.6

1

N

SP418826

140

Grimes Bridge No 26

6.5

1

N

SP428812

140

Stretton Arm

Brinklow Marina Boatyard. A4114 road bridge.

7.3

1

N

SP439806

140

Brinklow Arm (disused)

7.8

1

N

SP442799

140

Easenhall Lane Bridge No 34

Brinklow three-quarters of a mile west.

8

1

N

SP443793

140

All Oaks Corner

Canal turn at the boundary of All Oaks Wood.

8.3

1

N

SP444788

140

Hungerfield Bridge No 35

9

1

N

SP453788

140

Fennis Field Arm (un-navigable)

Cathiron Bridge No 41

9.5

1

N

SP462785

140

Tuckey's Bridge No 43

Cathiron Lane road bridge

10.3

1

N

SP471782

140

Falls Bridge No 48

B4112 road bridge. Newbold Arm (disused)

11

1

N

SP481779

140

Newbold Tunnel (South-east end)

11.5

1

N

SP486774

140

Rugby Wharf Arm

12.5

1

N

SP502770

140

Brownsover Arm (disused)

A426 road bridge

12.9

1

N

SP507771

140

Clifton Wharf

Clifton Arm (disused)

14

1

N

SP520761

140

Hillmorton Bottom Locks Nos 2 and 3

Side by side pair of locks

15.3

2

N

SP537745

140

Hillmorton Middle Locks Nos 4 and 5

Side by side pair of locks

15.5

3

N

SP537743

140

Hillmorton Top Locks Nos 6 and 7

Side by side pair of locks

15.8

4

N

SP540742

140

Kilsby Road Bridge No 74

Tarrys Bridge, B4038 road

16.8

4

N

SP544729

140

Normans Bridge No 76

Barby one and a quarter miles south

17.5

4

N

SP538720

140

Barby Wood Bridge No 78

South of M45 motorway bridge

18.5

4

N

SP526712

140

Navigation Bridge No 85

Willoughby Wharf

21

4

N

SP523681

151

Braunston Junction

Junction with Grand Union Main Line Junction with the Grand Union Main Line

22.8

4

N

SP532660

152

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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