North Entrance To Sapperton Canal Tunnel

30 Jul 2001
North Entrance To Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Sapperton, Cotswold, Gloucestershire
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

SO 90 SW SAPPERTON - at NGR 944033

1/76 North entrance to Sapperton Canal 4.6.52 Tunnel


Entrance to canal tunnel under Sapperton Hill, built 1784-89 to link the Thames and Severn Canal. Engineer Josiah Clowes. Originally had Gothic castellations, now disappeared. Round arch with V-joint voussoirs and dropped triple keystone under plat band. Squared masonry with end and centre pilaster strips. The world's longest tunnel at time of construction. (D J Viner, The Thames and Severn Canal, 1975.)

Listing NGR: SO9439403320


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0529 IOE Records taken by E Currier; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr E. Currier. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Currier, E.

Rights Holder: Currier, E.


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