Foxton Staircase Locks
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Hard Oiler
N 52° 30.060 W 000° 58.980
30U E 636909 N 5818675
Quick Description: Foxton Locks are ten canal locks consisting of two "staircases" each of five locks, located on the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/23/2006 5:52:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMDAW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member ParrotRob
Views: 45

Long Description:
Staircase locks are used where a canal needs to climb a steep hill, and consist of groups of locks which open directly into each other. Foxton Locks are the largest flight of such staircase locks on the English canal system with a total rise of 75 feet and were built to provide a canal link between the North and South of England.

The locks are a popular tourist attraction and there is a museum, pub, and gift shop as well as excellent parking facilities close by.
Waterway Name: Grand Union

Connected Points:
Links the North and South Sections of the Grand Union Canal


Type: Lock

Date Opened: 01/01/1810

Elevation Difference (meters): 23.00

Site Status: Operational

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

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