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Grand Union Canal West Entrance to Braunston Tunnel

A Grade II Listed Building in Braunston, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.2846 / 52°17'4"N

Longitude: -1.1847 / 1°11'5"W

OS Eastings: 455710

OS Northings: 265473

OS Grid: SP557654

Mapcode National: GBR 8RN.M9P

Mapcode Global: VHCV5.FV10

Entry Name: Grand Union Canal West Entrance to Braunston Tunnel

Listing Date: 11 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076445

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360963

Location: Braunston, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11

County: Northamptonshire

District: Daventry

Civil Parish: Braunston

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Braunston All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

5/80 West Entrance to Braunston

- II

Tunnel entrance. Late C18. James Barnes and William Jessop Engineers. Arch and
flanking walls rendered brick, the brickwork exposed on right side of the
parapet. Rendered string course at the base of the parapet. The tunnel is 2045
yards long and was opened in 1796. The Grand Junction Canal was authorised by
Act of Parliament in 1793. In 1929 it was taken over by the Grand Union Canal
Company and the name was changed.
(A.H. Faulkner: The Grand Junction Canal, 1972, p.35-36).

Listing NGR: SP5571065473

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