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Trent and Mersey Canal Harecastle Tunnel Portals and Attached Retaining Wall, Kidsgrove

Description: Trent and Mersey Canal Harecastle Tunnel Portals and Attached Retaining Wall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 273355

OS Grid Reference: SJ8373754176
OS Grid Coordinates: 383737, 354176
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0846, -2.2442

Location: 19 B5371, Kidsgrove, Staffordshire ST7 1DP

Locality: Kidsgrove
Local Authority: Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST7 1DP

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Listing Text

SJ 85 SW

5/71 Harecastle tunnel portals
- and attached retaining


Canal tunnel portals and retaining wall. 1766-7 by James Brindley and
1824-7 by Thomas Telford. Brown brick with stone coping. Brindley's
entrance is set back to the right and comprises a single rounded arch.
Telford's entrance to the left is also rounded and has a rusticated surround.
The two portals are linked by a C19 retaining wall which continues on
the left hand side of Telford's entrance, flanking the east side of the
canal for approximately 100 yards. It has regularly spaced pilaster
buttresses, and links the former portals to Bridge No. 132 (q.v.). B.o.E.
p. 162; Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the West Midlands 3rd edition

Listing NGR: SJ8373754176

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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