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Sapperton Canal Tunnel (South Entrance) on Former Thames and Severn Canal

A Grade II* Listed Building in Coates, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7041 / 51°42'14"N

Longitude: -2.0504 / 2°3'1"W

OS Eastings: 396615

OS Northings: 200601

OS Grid: SO966006

Mapcode National: GBR 2PP.4FS

Mapcode Global: VHB2P.DFXG

Entry Name: Sapperton Canal Tunnel (South Entrance) on Former Thames and Severn Canal

Listing Date: 4 June 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1089301

English Heritage Legacy ID: 129293

Location: Coates, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Coates

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Coates St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 90 SE
at NGR 96620058
2/1 Sapperton Canal Tunnel (south
entrance) on former Thames
and Severn Canal
(formerly listed in Sapperton Parish)
South entrance to Sapperton Canal Tunnel. 1789, restored in c1980,
bronze inscription plaque in centre reads: "Coates Portal Sapperton
Tunnel 1789/" (rest indecipherable). Engineer Robert Whitworth. Rock faced
and vermiculated masonry in very large blocks, coursed, with freestone dressings.
Semi-circular arch about 1.5m high at apex from towpath, with
keystone and voussoirs set into band. Flanking arch are round-
headed niches with blind roundel over, engaged Doric columns with
entablature rising to string course running across top with
brackets below. Domed cap above, over each column and central
nearly square panel with scrolled decoration to each side and
moulded cornice in shape of very shallow pediment. Face of portal
breaks forward to outer side of columns. At time of construction this was
the longest tunnel in the world.

Listing NGR: SO9661500601

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