Daneway Portal, Sapperton Tunnel in the derelict Thames and Severn Canal, Sapperton

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RIBApix ref no RIBA25218
Architect/DesignerWhitworth, Robert (1734-1799)
Artist/Photographerde Mare, Eric (1910-2002)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1789
Image Date1949
Library ReferenceAP252/123
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Eric de Mare / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Sapperton Tunnel burrows under the highest part of the Cotswold Hills through limestone and Fullers earth and it was the longest canal tunnel at 3.5km (2.25 miles) when it was completed in 1789. This section of the Thames and Severn Canal was abandoned in 1927 and subsequent roof falls in the brick lined sections blocked the tunnel near the Daneway end and in the middle.

Subject tags

brickwork, arches, stone, canals