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South Portal of Blisworth Tunnel, Stoke Bruerne

Description: South Portal of Blisworth Tunnel

Grade: II
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

Location: Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire NN12 7SB

Locality: Stoke Bruerne
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN12 7SB

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Listing Text


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

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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