The Grand Union Canal

New Bradwell Life and Times

The Grand Union Canal (also known as the Grand Junction Canal) was built as a commercial waterway from London to Birmingham. Construction on the main line began in 1793 in Brentford. The section between New Bradwell and Old Stratford was constructed circa 1800.

Aqueduct from Grafton street

View of the aqueduct from Grafton Street.

Aqueduct over Grafton St.

Looking across the Grafton Street aqueduct towards Wolverton. Built in 1991 it gave the engineers a few headaches during its construction. They could certainly have done with help from their Victorian counterparts.

canal from footbridge

Taken from the footbridge that crosses the canal, looking towards Church Street.

canal duct overflow

Canal overflow
The duct runs alongside the canal and drains into
Bradwell Brook.

view of canal overflow ducts

View showing the water draining into the overflow duct

Grafton Street Aqueduct Plaque

Grafton Street Aqueduct
Built by Edmund Nuthall limited in 1991 for Milton Keynes Development Corporation
Designed by Pell Frischmann Milton Keynes Limited

Bridge 73 by the New Inn

Bridge 72 over the Grand Union Canal
Bradwell Road

Bridge 74 Newport Road

Bridge 74 over the Grand Union Canal
Newport Road

Contact:New Bradwell Heritage Group