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North Entrance to Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Sapperton

Description: North Entrance to Sapperton Canal Tunnel

Grade: II
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

Location: Sapperton, Gloucestershire GL7 6LH

Locality: Sapperton
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL7 6LH

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Listing Text

at NGR 944033

1/76 North entrance to Sapperton Canal
4.6.52 Tunnel


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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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