LANCASTER CANAL, WEST PORTAL OF WHITTLE HILLS TUNNEL OF FORMER LANCASTER CANAL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1073099
Date first listed:
20-Nov-1986
Statutory Address:
LANCASTER CANAL, WEST PORTAL OF WHITTLE HILLS TUNNEL OF FORMER LANCASTER CANAL

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Location

Statutory Address:
LANCASTER CANAL, WEST PORTAL OF WHITTLE HILLS TUNNEL OF FORMER LANCASTER CANAL

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Lancashire
District:
Chorley (District Authority)
Parish:
Whittle-le-Woods
National Grid Reference:
SD 58338 21860

Details

SD 52 SE WHITTLE-LE-WOODS WEST PORTAL OF WHITTLE HILLS TUNNEL OF FORMER LANCASTER 3/179 CANAL

II

West portal of Whittle Hills tunnel of former Lancaster canal. 1801-1803; Engineer, John Rennie. Rusticated rock-faced sandstone. Semicircular arch with rusticated voussoirs and triple keystone, a roll-moulded band immediately above this carried across battered piers to left and right; a large rectangular recess (on panel) in the centre of the retaining wall above this band (as if for an inscription, but faced with ashlar); parapet with rounded top. To each side, a curved sloped abutment of similar masonry but with square copings. History: Formed part of canal link between Leeds - Liverpool Canal at Johnsons Hillock (q.v.) and Walton Summit. Note: both portals redundant, the canal drained. Centre of tunnel collapsed and was opened out,with new portals to central section c.1838 (of less interest).

Listing NGR: SD5833821860

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
357701
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 29 Jan 2001
Reference: IOE01/02938/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Roy Finch. Source Historic England Archive
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