Branch Waterways

Books, maps, guides & links to published information about the waterways within Northamptonshire.

Grand Union Canal - Main Line

A Braunston Canal Walk leaflet has been produced by Branch Member, John Pomfret. [PDF]

Grand Union Canal - Northampton Arm

The Branch has produced a Guide to the Northampton Arm [PDF]. Copies are available from a box at Gayton Yard Sanitary Station at the top of the Arm.

Waterways World has kindly given permission for us to reproduce David Blagrove's 200 Years of the Northampton Arm article which appeared in the May 2015 issue. Read it.


River Nene

Historic Map of Northampton's Waterways produced by Branch member, John Pomfret [PDF]


Blagrove, David. Waterways of Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire Libraries, 1990

Blagrove, David. Two Centuries of Service: The Story of the Canal at Stoke Bruerne and Blisworth, Wharfside Publications, 2005

Blagrove, David. At The Heart of the Waterways: A Canal history of Braunston, Wharfside Publications, 2003

Faulkner, Alan. The Grand Junction Canal, David and Charles

Hadfield, Charles. The Canals of the East Midlands, David and Charles

Stevens, Philip. The Leicester Line, David and Charles