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Foxton Locks & Inclined Plane

Foxton Locks & Inclined Plane

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Published by Leicestershire County Council Department of Planning & Transportation in Glenfield .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by members of the Foxton Inclined Plane Trust.
ContributionsFoxton Inclined Plane Trust.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20121926M
ISBN 100850223504


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Foxton Locks and Inclined Plane [FOXTON INCLINED PLANE TRUST] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Foxton Locks and Inclined PlaneAuthor: FOXTON INCLINED PLANE TRUST. Visitors to Foxton Locks can enjoy a memorable time to our historic locks. There is plenty to see and do at Foxton Locks for a great family day out.

Watch boats transverse the locks, have a picnic by the locks or lunch in the pubs. Visit the museum to find out more about the history of the English canals, Foxton Locks and Inclined Plane.

Things to do near Foxton Locks. Foxton Canal Museum at the Boilerhouse interesting place lock keeper lovely place plenty of parking small museum few hours the grand union canal on site coffee shop inclined plane short stay cafes and a museum.

Great place for family walks and a canal boat trip in season. Love Foxton Locks. Read more /5(1K). Foxton Locks is very interesting. There is an impressive series of locks, a walk alongside the canal beside the locks, a great pub at the bottom of the lock system (Foxton Locks Inn), and canal lifting gear to inspect + a museum.

There is generous parking nearby/5(1K). Book details. by Foxton Inclined Plane Trust (reprint). Price: £ This publication was produced some years ago and we are indebted to Mike Beech of the Foxton Inclined Plane Trust for permission to reprint this 'out-of-print' edition. Things to do near Foxton Locks.

Foxton Canal Museum at the Boilerhouse narrow boat interesting place lovely place plenty of parking small museum few hours the grand union canal on site coffee shop inclined plane short stay cafes and a museum.

Great place for family walks and a canal boat trip in season. Love Foxton Locks. Read more /5(1K). Foxton Inclined plane Trust, Foxton, Leicester, United Kingdom. 16 likes 19 were here. An independent charitable Trust, promoting the care and restoration of.

There is plenty to see and do at Foxton Locks for a great family day out. Watch boats transverse the locks, have a picnic by the locks or lunch in the pubs. Visit the museum to find out more about the history of the English canals, Foxton Locks and Inclined Plane.

Foxton is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district, in the county of Leicestershire, England, to the north-west of Market village is on the Grand Union Canal and is a short walk to the site of the Foxton Locks and Foxton Inclined ridge Street still has a working swing bridge that allows people and vehicles to pass over the canal, which can be District: Harborough.

Buy Foxton Locks and Inclined Plane 1st ed by FOXTON INCLINED PLANE TRUST (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low Author: FOXTON INCLINED PLANE TRUST.

As well as the longest and steepest staircase locks in the UK, the site is home to the remains of the inclined plane, a magnificent, if slightly weird, piece of Victorian engineering.

But that's not the only reason over 4, boats pass through Foxton Locks each year, making it one of the most visited places on our canals.

Media in category "Foxton Inclined Plane and Lock Staircase" The following 70 files are in this category, out of 70 total. At the top of Foxton Locks - - jpg × Instance of: lock, Grade II* listed building.

Buy Foxton Discovery: Read Apps & Games Reviews - The Canal Museum at Foxton Locks. Visitor Experience. up and down the Inclined Plane, and now after extensive refurbishment, it shows not only how it all worked, but also Foxton Locks & Inclined Plane book to life what it was like to live and work on the canals and locks of the Victorian on: Gumley Road, Foxton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

Hotels near Foxton Locks: ( km) Foxton Locks Lodges ( km) Premier Inn Market Harborough hotel ( km) Barford Top Campsite ( km) The Healing Hut Retreat Kibworth ( km) Marston Croft B & B; View all hotels near Foxton Locks on Tripadvisor/5(1K).

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORVID19 OUTBREAK. This Floating Market is a joint venture between Foxton Locks Inclined Plane Trust. At this totally NEW event at Foxton Locks as well as a fabulous RCTA Floating Market there will be charity stalls around the locks &The museum will be having canal craft displays and CRT will have a stand by the.

The Foxton Inclined Plane was one of the last great engineering constructions of the Victorian era. Completed init represented something between a grand gesture and a hopeful gamble by the Grand Junction Canal Company, beset as they.

Foxton Locks in Leicestershire is one of the jewels of the inland waterways and a perfect place to soak up a history. Our long term mooring site is located in the shadow of the once mighty Foxton Inclined Plane Boat Lift - a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

The new book, Foxton Inclined Plane by David Carden, takes a look at the period in history where rapid development of the waterway links between London and the coalfields of the East Midlands led to the construction of Foxton Inclined Plane.

It details the working years of the lift and concludes by describing the recent renaissance of the site. The Foxton Locks and Inclined Plane - (Leicestershire) Mark Mason.

Follow. 6 years ago | views. This is a short video showing one of the inland waterways great engineering feats. Download Llangollen and Montgomery Canals (Waterways World Canal Guides) PDF Book Free.

Aya. PDF Coventry and Ashby Canals and the Birmingham. Foxton Locks in the heart of Leicestershire attracts over boaters each year and is considered one of the most extraordinary heritage sites in the country.

A flight of ten locks comprises the longest staircase of the English canals and whilst the feat of engineering is not in doubt, to a novice narrowboater it can be a little daunting. The Foxton Inclined Plane once lay in a alongside the locks: it was an inclined plane built in as a solution to various operational restrictions imposed by the lock flight.

It was not however a commercial success and remained in full-time operation for only ten years. Surrounded by Leicestershire countryside, visitors to Foxton Locks can view the array of colourful narrowboats and the famous flight of ten locks - amongst other things.

New For Experience the amazing inclined plane in a remarkable new way. Gumley Road, Foxton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7RA. Details. Enjoy a pint and a meal at the award-winning Foxton Locks Inn any time of the year. The popular venue offers a full bar and restaurant menu and is the perfect place for all-season all-weather dining with its new heated and covered on: Gumley Road, Foxton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

The Foxton Inclined Plane Trust is concerned with the preservation of the Victorian Barge Lift which ran from toand runs the award-winning museum at Foxton Locks - the Canal Museum at Author: Adrian Troughton.

Foxton is the site of a steam powered Inclined Plane, which replaced ten locks and lifted narrow boats 75 feet. It was opened in but suffered from mechanical and structural problems. The locks were reopened in and now work beautifully. Whilst. The site of the Foxton 'Inclined Plane Boat Lift' and its museum is next to the village and locks.

Cruise south from Foxton Junction, along the Grand Union Canal's Leicester Line, you'll immediately reach the first of two flights of 5 locks. The Foxton Locks are the largest flight of such staircase locks on the English canals, built in Foxton is the site of a steam-powered Inclined Plane, which replaced ten locks and lifted narrow boats 75 feet.

It was opened in but suffered from mechanical and structural problems. The locks were reopened in and now work beautifully. An inclined plane is a system used on some canal s for raising boats between different water levels.

Typically, such a feature consists of a slope, up which there are two sets of rail are raised between different levels by sailing into giant water-filled tanks, or caissons, which have wheels on the bottom and watertight doors at each end, and which are.

Thank you for your enthusiasm about Foxton Locks. The Canal Museum (operated by the Foxton Inclined Plane Trust) is currently open at weekends. There you can learn all about the amazing Victorian Boat Lift that operated here, as well as about the canals, the locks and the lives of the people who lived and worked here.

We look forward to seeing you!4/5(84). The event is being held this coming weekend on 10 and 11 February between 10am and 4pm at Foxton Locks, Foxton, Leicestershire LE16 7RA.

Find out more about the event here. About Foxton LocksAuthor: Tess Rushin. THE new BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks is now open to visitors following a major investment and development of the facilities at this world-famous lock staircase and Inclined Plane in : David Godsall. The Foxton name appears notably in the town of Foxton, Leicestershire and in the Foxton Staircase, a series of ten locks in the the Grand Union Canal.

The Foxton Locks are the largest flight of such staircase locks on the British canal system. Other interesting links include: The Foxton Inclined Plane ; The town of Foxton in Cambridgeshire. Foxton Inclined Plane Trust (FIPT) is an independent charitable organisation.

Charity We are a registered Company FIPT operate The Canal Museum previously the Boilerhouse. which is an Accredited Museum They are named after the nearby village of Foxton. They form the northern terminus of a mile summit level that passes Husbands Bosworth, Crick and ends with the Watford flight Alongside the locks is the site of the Foxton Inclined Plane, built in to resolve the operational restrictions imposed by the lock on: Bottom Lock, Gumley Rd, Foxton, Market Harborough LE16 7RA, UK.

Read about the Foxton inclined plane (nach maireann) here. Related This entry was posted in Built heritage, Canals, Engineering and construction, Extant waterways, Foreign parts, Historical matters, Industrial heritage, Operations, waterways, Waterways management, Weather and tagged Foxton, inclined plane, locks.

Foxton Boat Services, is located at the bottom of Foxton Locks, in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside, and brimming with heritage, with historic and interesting villages nearby. Many thousands of boats pass through this set of staircase locks (the longest in the country), which provide education and wonder for all ages.

Canal Museum at the BoilerHouse. likes 32 talking about this were here. Foxton Canal Museum provides a slice of industrial history in an unique and beautiful setting.5/5(7). Foxton Locks, Foxton: See 1, reviews, articles, and photos of Foxton Locks, ranked No.1 on Tripadvisor among 3 attractions in Foxton/5(1K).

- Set at at the middle of the Famous Foxton Locks site, The Canal Museum uses fun and animated films to support its historic collection of 4/5(83). Alongside the locks is the site of the Foxton Inclined Plane, an inclined plane built in as a solution to various operational restrictions imposed by the lock flight.

It was not a commercial success and remained in full-time operation for only ten years.The locks. Building work on the locks started in and was finished 4 years later in [1] Little changed until the building of the inclined plane resulted in the reduction in size of some of the side pounds.

[1] While the inclined plane was in operation the locks were allowed to fall into decline to an extent and in the committee released £1, to bring the locks back into full.by the Foxton Inclined Plane Trust. This book is edited from articles written over several years by members of the Trust, and tells the story of the locks and the lift, as well as providing a record of the restoration works.

Soft back. 74 pages. Spiral bound. Mainly black & .