|Brinklow Motte and Bailey Mound|
Mooring at Brinklow we went on a short walk to visit the remains of a Saxon Motte and Bailey Castle Mound. We also walked over the earthworks where the original settlement would have been and on into the village. St John the Baptist church is unusual as it is built on a slope.
Resuming our travels we stopped off at Hawkesbury Junction to use the CRT facilities, before passing through a very shallow Stop Lock. This marks the end of the Oxford Canal and the beginning of the Coventry Canal. Stop Locks were typically used to prevent competing canal companies from pinching each others water.
|Alvecote Marina - historic boat gathering|