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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: TRENT AND MERSEY CANAL HARECASTLE TUNNEL PORTALS AND ATTACHED RETAINING WALLS

List entry Number: 1210692

Location

TRENT AND MERSEY CANAL HARECASTLE TUNNEL PORTALS AND ATTACHED RETAINING WALLS

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
City of Stoke-on-TrentUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-Oct-1989

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 384506

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Details

STOKE ON TRENT

SJ85SW TRENT AND MERSEY CANAL, Tunstall 613-1/1/169 Harecastle Tunnel Portals and 31/10/89 attached retaining walls

GV II

Pair of canal tunnel portals and retaining walls. 1766-7. By James Brindley and 1824-7 by Thomas Telford. Brown brick, rock faced ashlar and coursed rubble with ashlar dressings. Brindley's brick tunnel portal set back to the left with a segmental arched entrance and an ashlar coped facing wall. Telford's rock-faced ashlar tunnel portal to the right with a segmental rusticated ashlar entrance arch, flanked by pilaster buttresses. This entrance is now masked by a C20 coursed rubble fanhouse, with a square tunnel entrance and above 2 large metal framed windows. Telford's original facing wall is topped by an ashlar pulvinated frieze and plain coped parapet, to the right this wall curves and slopes to the ground. To the left the wall adjoins Brindley's tunnel portal, it is broken in the centre by a gap, with flanking pilaster buttresses, leading to pairs of long flights of steps rising between the walls.

Listing NGR: SJ8490051766

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National Grid Reference: SJ 84900 51766

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