Description: South Portal of Blisworth Tunnel
Date Listed: 15 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 234981
OS Grid Reference: SP7389450270
OS Grid Coordinates: 473894, 250270
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1458, -0.9215
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SP 75 SW STOKE BRUERNE GRAND UNION CANAL
4/161 South portal of Blisworth
Canal tunnel portal. c.1800, restored 1980. Red brick, patched with blue brick.
Elliptical-arched portal, brick-coped parapet and band at base of parapet.
Tunnel begun 1797 and opened 1805. One of the longest canal tunnels built and
still in use (3,076 yards, 2,820 metres).
(K. Falconer: Guide to Englands' Industrial Heritage, 1980, p167)
Listing NGR: SP7389450270
Source: English Heritage
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