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Bruce Tunnel, East Portal

A Grade II Listed Building in Burbage, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3666 / 51°21'59"N

Longitude: -1.6598 / 1°39'35"W

OS Eastings: 423779

OS Northings: 163118

OS Grid: SU237631

Mapcode National: GBR 5Z8.75V

Mapcode Global: VHC1X.5XW6

Entry Name: Bruce Tunnel, East Portal

Listing Date: 13 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1194523

English Heritage Legacy ID: 312259

Location: Burbage, Wiltshire, SN8

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Burbage

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

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Listing Text

BURBAGE SAVERNAKE ROAD
SU 26 SW
2/50 Bruce Tunnel, East Portal
II

Portal to Bruce Tunnel on Kennet and Avon Canal. 1810. Red brick
in English bond with stone coping. Concave on plan, with pointed
parabolic arch of 45cm brick. Large slate slab set over entrance
on paired slate corbels, inscribed: The KENNET AND AVON Canal
Company / Inscribe this TUNNEL with the name of / B R U C E / In
Testimony of their GRATITUDE / for the uniform and ....... support
of / The Right Honourable THOMAS BRUCE EARL OF AILESBURY / and
CHARLES, LORD BRUCE, his son / through the whole progress of this
great National Work / by which direct communication by Water was
opened / between the Cities of LONDON and BRISTOL / ANNO DOMINI
1810. Slate inscription in need of repair and consolidation at
time of survey, January 1987.


Listing NGR: SU2377963118

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