SOUTH PORTAL TO THE TAVISTOCK CANAL TUNNEL AT NGR 448 702

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1105707
Date first listed:
23-Jan-1987
Statutory Address:
SOUTH PORTAL TO THE TAVISTOCK CANAL TUNNEL AT NGR 448 702

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Location

Statutory Address:
SOUTH PORTAL TO THE TAVISTOCK CANAL TUNNEL AT NGR 448 702

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

County:
Devon
District:
West Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Gulworthy
National Grid Reference:
SX 44895 70293

Details

TAVISTOCK HAMLETS SX 47 SW MORWELLHAM 5/8 South portal to the Tavistock Canal tunnel at NGR 448 702 - II South portal to the Tavistock Canal tunnel. Dated 1803. The Tavistock Canal was built between 1803 and 1817 by John Taylor. Coursed granite rubble with stone datestone. The Tavistock Canal connected the Tavy to the Tamar over a distance of 4½ miles. For nearly 2 miles it runs in a tunnel under Morwell Down; from the south portal it is connected to Morwellham by an incline plane with a drop of 237 feet. Round headed archway with voussoirs and keystone, datestone above. Flanking walls. (Sources: Booker, F.: Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley. Hedges, C. :The Tavistock Canal. 1975)

Listing NGR: SX4489570293

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
94062
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Booker, F, Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley, (1967)
Hedges, C , The Tavistock Canal, (1975)

Legal

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

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