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Curdworth Tunnel on Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, Approximately 120 Metres North East of Curdworth Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Curdworth, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.5362 / 52°32'10"N

Longitude: -1.7389 / 1°44'19"W

OS Eastings: 417809

OS Northings: 293185

OS Grid: SP178931

Mapcode National: GBR 4GH.Z2F

Mapcode Global: VH9YS.TJ32

Plus Code: 9C4WG7P6+FF

Entry Name: Curdworth Tunnel on Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, Approximately 120 Metres North East of Curdworth Bridge

Listing Date: 14 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259858

English Heritage Legacy ID: 443797

ID on this website: 101259858

Location: Curdworth, North Warwickshire, B76

County: Warwickshire

District: North Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Curdworth

Built-Up Area: Curdworth

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Curdworth, Middleton and Wishaw

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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1751-0/04/10003 Curdworth Tunnel on
Binningham & Fazeley Canal,
approx. 120m NE of Curdworth


Tunnel and tunnel portals on the Bim1mgham and Fazeley Canal. Late C.18. Probably Smeaton (engineer) .Red brick facing on natural stone. Semi circular arch with plain low parapet and retaining wall. Some patches of engineering brick repairs. Tunnel incorporates towpath with ridged brick "horse treads" to reduce slipping and wrought iron safety rail. A relatively early example of canal tunnel engineering. Engineered by Smeaton, the Binningham and Fazeley Canal was completed by 1794.

Listing NGR: SP1780993185

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