A canal to link the two was initially proposed by thomas homer in 1802 linking the paddingtion arm to limehouse on the river thames. Grand union canal ecology we want to deliver a continuous green thread for nature and wildlife along the grand union canal.
A single map of the grand union canal in old oak and park royal annotated by workshop participants.
London pdf grand union canal map. A podcast listening to the grand union canal which captures the original voices of the participants edited into a 12minute summary which is available at bit ly canalpodcast. The grand union canal was never constructed as an entity but is the result of amalgamations between 1894 and 1929 of several independent waterways the oldest being the navigations around the river soar in leicestershire the longest the grand junction canal from braunston to the river thames. The grand union mainline forms part of the thames ring with the river thames oxford canal.
The warwickshire ring includes the birmingham fazeley canal coventry canal and sections of the grand union and oxford canals. Rebuilding the towpath ramp to improve access to the grand union canal for existing and future communities. The canal was built at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries providing a more direct route between the 2 cities.
Grand union canal placemaking the grand union canal is probably the most stunning public space in old oak and park royal. The canal was originally called the grand junction canal and cut 60 miles off the previous route which was via the oxford canal and the river thames. Closed london canal feature grand union canal historical the grand junction canal feeder from ruislip 2 clack lane aqueduct to the railway as aqueducts go this is a bit of an odd affair.
The grand union canal as it is now called has several arms or branches these were often built independantly but have been amalgamated over the years to form the current canal. The leicester section forms part of the leicester ring with the trent mersey canal coventry canal north oxford canal. The canal was built at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries providing a more direct route between the 2 cities.
At the beginning of the 19th century there was no link between the end of the paddington arm of the grand union canal and the river thames. The grand union canal runs from birmingham to london. London gov uk mayor of london sadiq khan london assembly.
It provides a space of calm wildness wildlife habitats biodiversity and peacefulness that is valued today by the canal s many users and admirers while providing important sustainable transport functions. See our warwickshire ring cruising guide.