Coming Soon!

A New Web Site and exciting new developments at Foxton.

A new Web Site is under development and will be a vailable at the ebnd of the year.

We have a new £190,000 Grant from the Arts Council - "Revealing the Treasures" This was gained for us by our partners Leicestershire Promotions, and is suported by Canal and River Trust Trust and our other partners. This will see new high quality digital graphics and new site interprtation as well as a refurbished museum.

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For the best news about Foxton join The Foxton Inclined Plane Trsut we will send you our quaterley mazine, You get free entry to the Museum and a vote on the future of the organisation.

The Foxton Inclined Plane Trust (FIPT) is a Registered Charity run by volunteers drawn from its membership. We have some very experienced and knowledgeable people who love our canals, and in particular, love Foxton's unique Inclined Plane Boat Lift. FIPT runs the  Foxton Canal Museum which is also our headquarters. Foxton Locks are at the centre of Britain's inland waterways network.  The canal locks, north of Foxton through Leicester to the the River Soar and the Trent are wide (14 feet), as are the locks south of Watford Gap, down to the Thames.

The locks at Foxton and Watford (Gap) were constructed at just 7 feet wide to save water and money. In 1900, the Foxton Inclined Plane Boat Lift was opened to widen the canal, speed up traffic and save water. The Lift is a unique piece in the jigsaw of boat lift and canal history.

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The Interests of the Trust include

  • The Restoration of the Lift remains out long term aim - if a viable option presents itself. (At the moment all of our options are unsustainable, but this could change.)
  • The use of the Locks
  • The History of the Locks and the Lift
  • Other Waterways which affect Foxton or inform us of its History in the wider context.
  • The social history of the local waterways.