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Newbold Tunnel South Portal

A Grade II Listed Building in Rugby, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.3924 / 52°23'32"N

Longitude: -1.2859 / 1°17'9"W

OS Eastings: 448692

OS Northings: 277390

OS Grid: SP486773

Mapcode National: GBR 7NT.ZNK

Mapcode Global: VHCTQ.N4KB

Plus Code: 9C4W9PR7+WJ

Entry Name: Newbold Tunnel South Portal

Listing Date: 19 November 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1249971

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432185

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21

County: Warwickshire

Electoral Ward/Division: Newbold and Brownsover

Built-Up Area: Rugby

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Newbold-on-Avon St Botolph

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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SP 4877
8/10004 Newbold Tunnel South Portal


Tunnel portal. 1831-34 with slight C20 alterations. Brick and stone.
Single, semi-circular arch with upward curving band and solid parapet.
Spandrels curve outwards and run into wing walls which have trailing
edges. All of brick except copings which are stone. Double towpaths
throughout tunnel with cast-iron hand-rails with trailing edges for
tow-ropes. A rare example of a canal tunnel with these features,
constructed during 1830's improvements to the Oxford Canal carried out
with William Cubitt as consultant engineer.
North Portal lies in Harborough Magna civil parish q.v.

Listing NGR: SP4869277389

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