Harecastle Tunnel


Harecastle Tunnel is a tunnel on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Etruria to Hardings Wood) between Harecastle Tunnel (South end) and Harecastle Tunnel (North end)

It is 2919 yards long
 NarrowBoat Through Harecastle Tunnel
A narrowboat goes through the Harecastle Tunnel on the Trent & Mersey canal at Kidsgrove in Staffordshire. This is the Telford side, running for 2,926 yards (1.66 miles). The video is 1min 35sec long, though the actual journey shown was just under 40minutes.
Note last updated Wednesday the 10th of April, 2019

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Harecastle Tunnel is a canal tunnel on the Trent and Mersey Canal in Staffordshire between Kidsgrove and Tunstall. The tunnel, which is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) long, was once one of the longest in the country. Its industrial purpose was for the transport of coal to the kilns in the Staffordshire Potteries. The canal runs under 195 m (640 ft) Harecastle Hill near Goldenhill, the highest district in Stoke-on-Trent. Although described singularly as a tunnel, Harecastle is actually two separate but parallel tunnels built almost 50 years apart. The first was constructed by James Brindley in the late 18th century and the second larger tunnel was designed by Thomas Telford, and opened in the late 1820s.

Only the Telford tunnel remains navigable after a partial collapse closed the Brindley tunnel shortly before the First World War. As the Telford tunnel is only wide enough for a single boat, canal traffic is managed by sending alternating northbound and southbound groups of boats through the tunnel. Ventilation is handled by large fans at the south portal.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Harecastle Tunnel
[Trent and Mersey Canal] [Harecastle railway tunnel] [Norwood Tunnel] [Sapperton Canal Tunnel] [Kidsgrove railway station] [Hardings Wood Junction] [Islington Tunnel] [James Brindley] [Standedge Tunnels]
Information retrieved Sunday 16 June 2019 at 23:25