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

List Entry Summary

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

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

List entry Number: 1073099

Location

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

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

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Whittle-le-Woods

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Nov-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 357701

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List entry Description

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History

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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

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National Grid Reference: SD 58338 21860

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