Description: Trent and Mersey Canal Harecastle Tunnel Portals and Attached Retaining Wall
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
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KIDSGROVE C.P. TRENT AND MERSEY CANAL
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
Source: English Heritage
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