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Description: South West Entrance to Wellow Tunnel, 20 Yards to North West of Church Farm
Date Listed: 19 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 32365
OS Grid Reference: ST7420358343
OS Grid Coordinates: 374203, 158343
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3236, -2.3716
ST 7458 WELLOW C.P. HIGH STREET
South-west entrance to
G.V. Wellow Tunnel, 20 yards to
north-west of Church Farm
South-west entrance to Wellow Tunnel. Circa 1800 for the Somersetshire Coal
Canal. The survey for the canal was William Smith "the Father of British Geology",
under the supervision of John Rennie. The engineer was William Bennet.
Coursed, squared rubble with freestone dressings. Semi-circular arch with
keystone. Band. Pilaster strips to either side and high coped parapet. The
interior of the tunnel is masonry lined. The southern (Midford-Radstock) branch
of the Somersetshire Coal Canal was completed in 1798 but was abandoned in 1815
when a tramway was laid along it.
Listing NGR: ST7420158342
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Source: English Heritage
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