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South West Entrance to Wellow Tunnel, 20 Yards to North West of Church Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Wellow, Bath and North East Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3236 / 51°19'24"N

Longitude: -2.3716 / 2°22'17"W

OS Eastings: 374203

OS Northings: 158343

OS Grid: ST742583

Mapcode National: GBR 0R2.TFX

Mapcode Global: VH96S.VZ3Q

Entry Name: South West Entrance to Wellow Tunnel, 20 Yards to North West of Church Farm

Listing Date: 19 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1320467

English Heritage Legacy ID: 32365

Location: Wellow, Bath and North East Somerset, BA2

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Wellow

Built-Up Area: Wellow

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

(South side)
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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