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Description of Warwick & Napton Canal: Built from Saltisford, Warwick, where it joined the Warwick and Birmingham Canal, to Napton where it joined the Oxford Canal. Now part of the Grand Union Canal.
History of Warwick & Napton Canal: Authorised by an Act of 28 March 1794 as the Warwick & Braunston Canal. The line was later changed to join the Oxford Canal at Napton, authorised by an Act of 14 May 1796. Formally opened on 19 December 1799 but actually open for trade on 19 March 1800.
For more details see the History page.
Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Grand Union Canal
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