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Latitude: 50.5303 / 50°31'48"N
Longitude: -4.1725 / 4°10'21"W
OS Eastings: 246117
OS Northings: 72308
OS Grid: SX461723
Mapcode National: GBR NV.HVFX
Mapcode Global: FRA 274N.J8N
Entry Name: North Portal to the Tavistock Canal Tunnel at Ngr 460 723
Listing Date: 23 January 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1105729
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94016
Location: Gulworthy, West Devon, Devon, PL19
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Gulworthy
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX 47 SE
North portal to the
tavistock Canal tunnel at
NGR 460 723
North portal to the Tavistock Canal tunnel. Dated 1803. The Tavistock Canal was built
1803-17 by John Taylor. Slatestone rubble will limestone 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. The north portal has a lock to one side to
regulate the water flow.
The portal is cut into the rock face, and has a round arch with voussoirs and keystone,
with large datestone over. The rubble walling rises about 3 metres above the archway,
with coping. The south portal at Morwellham (q.v.) is of the same design.
(Sources: Booker, F.: Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley. Hedges, C,: The
Tavistock Canal. 1975)
Listing NGR: SX4611772308
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