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Trent and Mersey Canal Harecastle Tunnel Portals and Attached Retaining Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Kidsgrove, Staffordshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1038558

English Heritage Legacy ID: 273355

Location: Kidsgrove, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST7

County: Staffordshire

District: Newcastle-under-Lyme

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

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Listing Text

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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