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North Entrance to Welllow Tunnel, 100 Yards to North of White Baines, Bull's Hill

A Grade II Listed Building in Wellow, Bath and North East Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3244 / 51°19'27"N

Longitude: -2.3707 / 2°22'14"W

OS Eastings: 374265

OS Northings: 158431

OS Grid: ST742584

Mapcode National: GBR 0R2.TQN

Mapcode Global: VH96S.VZK3

Entry Name: North Entrance to Welllow Tunnel, 100 Yards to North of White Baines, Bull's Hill

Listing Date: 19 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1158774

English Heritage Legacy ID: 32411

Location: Wellow, Bath and North East Somerset, BA2

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Wellow

Built-Up Area: Wellow

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


12/65 North entrance to Wellow
Tunnel, 100 yards to north
of White Baines, Bull's


North entrance to Wellow Tunnel. Circa 1800 for Somersetshire Coal Canal. The
surveyor for the canal was William Smith, "the Father of British Geology", under
the supervision of John Rennie. The engineer was William Bennet. Coursed,
squared rubble with freestone dressings. Semi-circular arch with keystone.
Band. Pilaster strips to either side and high coped parapet. The interior of
the tunnel is masonry lined. The southern (Midford-Radstock) branch of the Coal
Canal was completed in 1798 but was abandoned in 1815 when a tramway was laid
along it.

Listing NGR: ST7426458430

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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