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North Entrance to Sapperton Canal Tunnel

A Grade II Listed Building in Sapperton, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7286 / 51°43'42"N

Longitude: -2.0826 / 2°4'57"W

OS Eastings: 394394

OS Northings: 203320

OS Grid: SO943033

Mapcode National: GBR 2P8.N8S

Mapcode Global: VH950.VTD7

Entry Name: North Entrance to Sapperton Canal Tunnel

Listing Date: 4 June 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1089674

English Heritage Legacy ID: 128352

Location: Sapperton, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Sapperton

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Sapperton St Kenelm

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

at NGR 944033

1/76 North entrance to Sapperton Canal
4.6.52 Tunnel


Entrance to canal tunnel under Sapperton Hill, built 1784-89 to link the Thames and
Severn Canal. Engineer Josiah Clowes. Originally had Gothic castellations, now
disappeared. Round arch with V-joint voussoirs and dropped triple keystone under
plat band. Squared masonry with end and centre pilaster strips. The world's
longest tunnel at time of construction. (D J Viner, The Thames and Severn Canal,

Listing NGR: SO9439403320

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