The oxford canal took 20 years to build and finally opened on the 1st january 1790. Researched and written by jeannette briggs the oxford canal is a delight it was originally constructed by james brindley in the 18th century and he sought to link the industrial midlands with the thames by making a canal connection between birmingham and the city of oxford the work was financed by some entrepreneurial businessmen in oxford who thought.
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The oxford canal starts by the river thames in oxford and runs for 77 miles mainly through quiet rolling countryside to near coventry where it connects with the midlands canal system. It was initially designed by james brindley succeeded by samuel simcock and robert whitworth after brindley s untimely death in 1772 at the age of 56. For 15 years the canal was very profitable as it provided the main route between birmingham and london.
Please let us know if there are any location or information errors on our interactive map by using our correction tool below. The oxford canal from oxford to napton. At one time it was the main transport route from the midlands to the south of england and it is now one of the most beautiful and popular cruising canals.
It is noted for its scenery lift bridges and narrow locks. Brecon in oxford and midlands canal. Online map correction tool.
Find out what data we publish on our open data portal. Brendon in oxford and midlands canal. Now it provides superb cruising through a typical english countryside of stone villages.
The oxford canal is among the earliest of cuts in the canal age. Find local businesses view maps and get driving directions in google maps. The stratford on avon canal is full of historic interest.
The leicester ring in the east of the midlands offer very varied scenery with plenty of space. One of the prettiest waterways in england the south oxford canal linked the thames to the midlands when it was built in the late 18th century. In shakespeare country the warwickshire ring can be cruised in a week as it passes through warwick with its fine castle and on to the oxford canal with its elegant cast iron bridges.
It has 43 narrow locks and takes about a week to cruise. Blenheim in oxford and midlands canal. This heralded the.
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