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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1294177
English Heritage Legacy ID: 234981
Location: Stoke Bruerne, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN12
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
SP 75 SW STOKE BRUERNE GRAND UNION CANAL
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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