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Lancaster Canal, West Portal of Whittle Hills Tunnel of Former Lancaster Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Whittle-le-Woods, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6915 / 53°41'29"N

Longitude: -2.6324 / 2°37'56"W

OS Eastings: 358338

OS Northings: 421860

OS Grid: SD583218

Mapcode National: GBR BT1R.WF

Mapcode Global: WH975.JGQV

Entry Name: Lancaster Canal, West Portal of Whittle Hills Tunnel of Former Lancaster Canal

Listing Date: 20 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073099

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357701

Location: Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Civil Parish: Whittle-le-Woods

Built-Up Area: Bamber Bridge

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Whittle-le-Woods St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD 52 SE WHITTLE-LE-WOODS WEST PORTAL OF WHITTLE HILLS
TUNNEL OF FORMER LANCASTER
3/179 CANAL

II

West portal of Whittle Hills tunnel of former Lancaster canal. 1801-1803; Engineer,
John Rennie. Rusticated rock-faced sandstone. Semicircular arch with rusticated
voussoirs and triple keystone, a roll-moulded band immediately above this carried
across battered piers to left and right; a large rectangular recess (on panel) in
the centre of the retaining wall above this band (as if for an inscription, but faced
with ashlar); parapet with rounded top. To each side, a curved sloped abutment of
similar masonry but with square copings.
History: Formed part of canal link between Leeds - Liverpool Canal at Johnsons Hillock
(q.v.) and Walton Summit.
Note: both portals redundant, the canal drained. Centre of tunnel collapsed and
was opened out,with new portals to central section c.1838 (of less interest).


Listing NGR: SD5833821860

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