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Waytown Tunnel

A Grade II Listed Building in Holcombe Rogus, Devon

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Coordinates

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

Entry Name: Waytown Tunnel

Listing Date: 17 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325913

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95949

Location: Holcombe Rogus, Mid Devon, Devon, TA21

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

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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Listing Text

HOLCOMBE ROGUS
ST 01 NE
5/101 Waytown Tunnel
-
- II
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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