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Latitude: 50.5118 / 50°30'42"N
Longitude: -4.1889 / 4°11'20"W
OS Eastings: 244895
OS Northings: 70293
OS Grid: SX448702
Mapcode National: GBR NT.K3VY
Mapcode Global: FRA 273Q.3VD
Plus Code: 9C2QGR66+PC
Entry Name: South Portal to the Tavistock Canal Tunnel at Ngr 448 702
Listing Date: 23 January 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1105707
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94062
Location: Gulworthy, West Devon, Devon, PL19
Civil Parish: Gulworthy
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX 47 SW
South portal to the
Tavistock Canal tunnel
at NGR 448 702
South portal to the Tavistock Canal tunnel. Dated 1803. The Tavistock Canal
was built between 1803 and 1817 by John Taylor. Coursed granite rubble with
stone datestone. The Tavistock Canal connected the Tavy to the Tamar over a distance of 4½ miles. For nearly 2 miles it runs in a tunnel under Morwell
Down; from the south portal it is connected to Morwellham by an incline
plane with a drop of 237 feet. Round headed archway with voussoirs and
keystone, datestone above. Flanking walls.
(Sources: Booker, F.: Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley. Hedges, C.
:The Tavistock Canal. 1975)
Listing NGR: SX4489570293
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