Site of earlier route of Oxford Canal

Description of this historic site

The site of a disused canal, a waterway used for the transporting of goods. This was the earlier route of the Oxford Canal. It dates from the Imperial period and was situated south of Hopsford. It is visible as an earthwork and is marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886.

Notes about this historic site

1 Part of the former course of the Oxford canal is marked on an OS map of 1886.
2 The route can already be seen on an estate map from 1823.
3 Some of the earthworks still exist, but a large percentage disappeared when the M6 motorway was built.

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