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South Portal of Blisworth Tunnel

A Grade II Listed Building in Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.1458 / 52°8'44"N

Longitude: -0.9215 / 0°55'17"W

OS Eastings: 473894

OS Northings: 250270

OS Grid: SP738502

Mapcode National: GBR BXD.FTJ

Mapcode Global: VHDSJ.ZB5C

Entry Name: South Portal of Blisworth Tunnel

Listing Date: 15 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1294177

English Heritage Legacy ID: 234981

Location: Stoke Bruerne, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN12

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Stoke Bruerne

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Stoke Bruerne St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text


4/161 South portal of Blisworth


Canal tunnel portal. c.1800, restored 1980. Red brick, patched with blue brick.
Elliptical-arched portal, brick-coped parapet and band at base of parapet.
Tunnel begun 1797 and opened 1805. One of the longest canal tunnels built and
still in use (3,076 yards, 2,820 metres).
(K. Falconer: Guide to Englands' Industrial Heritage, 1980, p167)

Listing NGR: SP7389450270

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