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And to address the apparent shortcomings in Hassells account, we focus out attention on the waterway, particularly on further construction following its delayed opening in 1805.
With regard to commerce, more is written about the Canals southern section.
However, the title that Hassell chose for his travelogue ― A Tour of the Grand Junction Canal in 1819 ― is something of a misnomer, for having visited Paddington Basin he then travelled by road to Watford, thereby excluding the Canals busy southernmost section, which, following Paddington Basin, he felt ceases to be interesting.
At Watford he began his journey during which he wandered quite widely from the Canal to visit places of interest.
In fact Barnes was to undertake three surveys, which together with Telfords is indicative of the difficult terrain to be crossed, for it lacks river valleys or any other obvious routes for a canal.
Commencing at Braunston Junction, the Grand Junction Canal heads in an easterly direction, ascending a flight of six locks to reach the first of its two summit levels, before passing through Braunston Tunnel (2,040yds).
The Daventry and Drayton reservoirs to the south of the Canal act as feeders for the 3 mile Braunston summit pound.
There are also numerous small aqueducts, including three that carry the Slough Arm over the Frays and Colne rivers and the interesting Kilburn Aqueduct (now a part of the Ranelagh sewer), which lies buried beneath the Paddington Arm near Little Venice.
――――♦―――― At Braunston, the Grand Junction and Oxford canals meet at an unusual triangular junction.