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
Copyright IoE 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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