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South Portal to the Tavistock Canal Tunnel at Ngr 448 702

A Grade II Listed Building in Gulworthy, Devon

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Coordinates

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

Entry Name: South Portal to the Tavistock Canal Tunnel at Ngr 448 702

Listing Date: 23 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105707

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94062

Location: Gulworthy, West Devon, Devon, PL19

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Gulworthy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text

TAVISTOCK HAMLETS
SX 47 SW
MORWELLHAM
5/8
South portal to the
Tavistock Canal tunnel
at NGR 448 702
- II
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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