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Description: North Entrance to Sapperton Canal Tunnel
Date Listed: 4 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 128352
OS Grid Reference: SO9439403320
OS Grid Coordinates: 394394, 203320
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7286, -2.0826
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SO 90 SW SAPPERTON -
at NGR 944033
1/76 North entrance to Sapperton Canal
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,
Listing NGR: SO9439403320
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Source: English Heritage
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