Grand Union Canal or Union Canal, Leicestershire
Grand Union Canal or Union Canal, a canal in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. It was formed in 1814, and is 25 miles long, including the Welford branch. It commences by a junction with the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal near Foxton, where there is a flight of 10 locks with 75 feet rise; proceeds in a southerly direction past Lubenham and Husbands Bosworth, where there is a tunnel 1166 yards in length, and a branch 2 miles long to Welford. Entering Northamptonshire it passes to the west of Hemplow Hills, by Yelvertoft to Crick, where there is a tunnel of 1528 yards, beyond which lies Watford. Here the canal descends a flight of 7 locks with a fall of 55 feet, and two miles farther it joins the Grand Junction Canal at Long Buckby.
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Leicestershire newspapers online: