History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Tunnel Under Macclesfield Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Congleton, Cheshire East

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 53.1567 / 53°9'24"N

Longitude: -2.2009 / 2°12'3"W

OS Eastings: 386663

OS Northings: 362189

OS Grid: SJ866621

Mapcode National: GBR 12K.2DM

Mapcode Global: WHBC1.5X6D

Plus Code: 9C5V5Q4X+MJ

Entry Name: Tunnel Under Macclesfield Canal

Listing Date: 26 March 2004

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390920

English Heritage Legacy ID: 491699

Location: Congleton, Cheshire East, CW12

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Congleton

Built-Up Area: Congleton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Congleton Team

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Find accommodation in

Listing Text


702/0/10033 Tunnel under Macclesfield Canal


Canal tunnel. 1830. Built by William Crosley, engineer to the Macclesfield Canal Company, opened in November 1831. Ashlar. South tunnel portal has round arched entrance with plain raised keystone. Above plain ashlar band. Portal abutments are slightly splayed again with plain ashlar coping. The round arched tunnel stretches approxiamately 15 meters north. The north portal no longer survives, and the tunnel is now blocked.
This tunnel forms an essential functional element of the Macclesfield Canal.

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

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.