Map of original route

This Google Map shows the detail of the original course of Old Stratford and Buckingham arms of the Grand Union Canal…


  • Bridge numbers 1, 2 and 3 were on the Old Stratford Arm. Numbers 1 to 28 were on the Buckingham Arm
  • The towpath followed the South side of the canal throughout, crossing the junction at Old Stratford on a timber swing bridge (bridge number 3)
  • Bridge number 2 Buckingham Arm, carried Watling Street (A5) over the canal and was known as Old Stratford Tunnel because it was unusually long and had no towpath under it. The horses had to cross the road above.

You can also see it in full page view.

You can also view this map in Google Maps.