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Latitude: 53.0846 / 53°5'4"N
Longitude: -2.2442 / 2°14'39"W
OS Eastings: 383737
OS Northings: 354177
OS Grid: SJ837541
Mapcode National: GBR 138.PFC
Mapcode Global: WHBCD.HQJP
Entry Name: Trent and Mersey Canal Harecastle Tunnel Portals and Attached Retaining Wall
Listing Date: 22 April 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1038558
English Heritage Legacy ID: 273355
Location: Kidsgrove, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST7
Civil Parish: Kidsgrove
Built-Up Area: Kidsgrove
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire
Church of England Parish: KidsgroveSt Thomas
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
KIDSGROVE C.P. TRENT AND MERSEY CANAL
SJ 85 SW
5/71 Harecastle tunnel portals
- and attached retaining
Canal tunnel portals and retaining wall. 1766-7 by James Brindley and
1824-7 by Thomas Telford. Brown brick with stone coping. Brindley's
entrance is set back to the right and comprises a single rounded arch.
Telford's entrance to the left is also rounded and has a rusticated surround.
The two portals are linked by a C19 retaining wall which continues on
the left hand side of Telford's entrance, flanking the east side of the
canal for approximately 100 yards. It has regularly spaced pilaster
buttresses, and links the former portals to Bridge No. 132 (q.v.). B.o.E.
p. 162; Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the West Midlands 3rd edition
Listing NGR: SJ8373754176
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