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SOUTH PORTAL TO THE TAVISTOCK CANAL TUNNEL AT NGR 448 702

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

List entry Number: 1105707

Location

SOUTH PORTAL TO THE TAVISTOCK CANAL TUNNEL AT NGR 448 702

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

County: Devon

District: West Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Gulworthy

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1987

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 94062

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List entry Description

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History

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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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SX 44895 70293

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