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Latitude: 50.9639 / 50°57'50"N
Longitude: -3.3253 / 3°19'30"W
OS Eastings: 307029
OS Northings: 119112
OS Grid: ST070191
Mapcode National: GBR LQ.MKF3
Mapcode Global: FRA 36XK.JBQ
Plus Code: 9C2RXM7F+HV
Entry Name: Waytown Tunnel
Listing Date: 17 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325913
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95949
Location: Holcombe Rogus, Mid Devon, Devon, TA21
Civil Parish: Holcombe Rogus
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Holcombe Rogus All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
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5/101 Waytown Tunnel
Tunnel taking the Grand Western Canal through a ridge. Circa 1814. Grey-coloured
limestone ashlar. Either end of the tunnel the canal is running through a deep
cutting. Here however a ridge carrying the then main road to Wellington was left
and a tunnel excavated through it. Either end is a low round-headed arch and the
lower sides of the ridge are revetted with a projecting band across the top. The
towpath ramps up to the road and down the other side. The barges were presumably
pushed through by walking along the low roof of the tunnel.
This section of the Grand Western Canal was opened in 1814.
Listing NGR: ST0702919112
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