Grand Union Canal (Hertford Union Canal)

The Grand Union Canal (Hertford Union Canal) is a broad canal and is part of the Grand Union Canal. It runs for 1 mile and ¾ furlongs through 3 locks from Hertford Union Junction (where it joins the Grand Union Canal (Regent's Canal)) to Hertford Union Canal Junction (where it joins the Lee and Stort Navigation (River Lee: commercial section)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 85 feet and 11 inches long and 15 feet and 3 inches wide. The maximum headroom is 8 feet and 2 inches. The maximum draught is 4 feet and 11 inches.

Notable features of the waterway include: Old Ford Three Locks

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Hertford Union Junction
Junction of Regent's and Hertford Union Canals
Towpath Bridge No 54A a few yards 0 locks
Former Hertford Union Stop Lock ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Victoria Park Wharf ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Bow Wharf
Offside wharf for Canal & River Trust.
¾ furlongs 0 locks
Grove Road Bridge 1 furlong 0 locks
Crown Wharf 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Old Ford Road Bridge 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Victoria Park (Hackney)
Site of Victoria Wharf (Offside) - now built upon
3 furlongs 0 locks
Empire Wharf
Built upon
3½ furlongs 0 locks
Gunmakers Lane Bridge 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Birdsfield Wharf 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Armagh Wharf 5 furlongs 0 locks
Hertford Union Top Lock Winding Hole 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Hertford Union Top Lock No 1 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Parnell Road Footbridge
known, until about 1890, as Homerton Footpath Bridge.
5¾ furlongs 1 lock
Hertford Union Middle Lock No 2 6½ furlongs 1 lock
Wick Lane Bridge 6½ furlongs 2 locks
East Cross Route Bridge 6¾ furlongs 2 locks
Wansbeck Road Bridge 7 furlongs 2 locks
Hertford Union Bottom Lock No 3 7½ furlongs 2 locks
Hackney Wick Footbridge 1 mile and ¼ furlongs 3 locks
Hertford Union Canal Junction
Junction of Hertford Union Canal and River Lee
1 mile and ¾ furlongs 3 locks
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Navigation restriction notice: Hertford Union Canal, Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open - Lock 1, Top Lock — from Friday the 10th of August, 2018 to Saturday the 10th of August, 2019.

Following the long period of dry hot weather there are continued low flows of water from the river tributaries that feed the Grand Union Canal, including the Paddington Arm. This is also the only supply of water for the Regent’s Canal through Hampstead Rd Locks in Camden and this is having a direct impact on the water levels on this long stretch of water (The Paddington Arm). Whenever water is passed through Camden to feed the Regent’s the level drops. Due to these constant low levels we have had to take the difficult decision to put in place temporary overnight lock closures in key locations to preserve water. The following locks will be closed from Friday 10 August 2018 between 21:00pm - 07:00am  every night.    •            Grand Union - Lock 90 Top Lock only. •             Regent’s - Hampstead Rd Lock both locks •             Regent’s – Acton’s Lock top gates •             Regent’s – Old Ford Lock – top gates •             Regent’s – Mile End Lock -top gates •             Hertford Union – Lock 1 – top gates We are monitoring the situation constantly and will look at reopening the locks as soon as practically possible please be patient during this unprecedented time and contact us on 0303 040 4040 for local updates and further information. You can report any environmental incidents including fish in distress or very low river flows and reservoir levels to our customer service number 0303 040 4040 or 0800 47 999 47 or use the Environment Agency incident hotline 0800 80 70 60 (Freephone, 24-Hours). You can view the Grand Union - Lock 90 Top Lock notice and its online map here: You can view the Regents Canal notice and its online map here:  

Notification sent Wednesday the 8th of August, 2018


Wikipedia has a page about Grand Union Canal

The Grand Union Canal in England is part of the British canal system. Its main line starts in London and ends in Birmingham, stretching for 137 miles (220 km) with 166 locks. It has arms to places including Leicester, Slough, Aylesbury, Wendover and Northampton.

The Grand Union Canal was also the original name for part of what is now part of the Leicester Line of the modern Grand Union: this latter is now generally referred to as the Old Grand Union Canal to avoid ambiguity.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Grand Union Canal
[Grand Union Canal (old)] [Grand Union Canal 145 mile Race] [Union Canal] [Shropshire Union Canal] [Grand Junction Canal] [Grand Union] [Oxford Canal] [Hertford Union Canal] [Grand Union Canal Carrying Company]
Information retrieved Thursday 31 May 2018 at 16:40