The Croydon Canal 7) Through the former Forest Wood

Forest Wood was a quite large tract of woodland up in the hills above London. To give an idea of what the route must have looked like, the only similar comparision would be that of the Wey and Arun Junction Canal as it traverses Sidney Wood After Honor Oak Park,…

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The Croydon Canal 4) Along Shardeloes Road

One of those quite rare stretches of waterway that have now become a road (this is however NOT a ‘rarity’ in London when one considers the total mileage of the Croydon, Grand Surrey, Kensington, Romford, Woolwich Arsenal canals and the Ruislip feeder that are now under tarmac) Having initially seen…

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The Croydon Canal 3) Through Goldsmiths to Barriedale

This section of fomer canal route as far as Barriedale, is on land belonging to Goldsmiths College and is not open for public access. Permission for these pictures was sought from the Goldsmiths Estate Office. A problem with surveying the old canal route along here is the amount of spoil…

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The Croydon Canal 2) The route through New Cross

The Croydon and Rotherhithe company lost its opportunity for an independent route to Rotherhithe, having to share a common route with the Grand Surrey Canal. The company at this point decided to drop the ‘Rotherhithe’ from its title to become the Croydon Canal In the years since this feature was…

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The Cumberland Arm

The Regents Canal’s long lost branch to the Euston/Great Portland Street area View of the entrance to the Cumberland Arm, with the chinese restaurant visible at left The Cumberland Arm served the market area and military facilities to the north of the Euston Road in Central London, and was about…

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