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North Entrance to Welllow Tunnel, 100 Yards to North of White Baines, Bull's Hill, Wellow

Description: North Entrance to Welllow Tunnel, 100 Yards to North of White Baines, Bull's Hill

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 32411

OS Grid Reference: ST7426558431
OS Grid Coordinates: 374265, 158431
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3244, -2.3707

Location: Bull's Hill, Wellow, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 8QU

Locality: Wellow
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA2 8QU

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Listing Text


12/65 North entrance to Wellow
Tunnel, 100 yards to north
of White Baines, Bull's


North entrance to Wellow Tunnel. Circa 1800 for Somersetshire Coal Canal. The
surveyor 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 Coal
Canal was completed in 1798 but was abandoned in 1815 when a tramway was laid
along it.

Listing NGR: ST7426458430

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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