Harecastle tunnel is a canal tunnel on the trent and mersey canal in staffordshire between kidsgrove and tunstall the tunnel which is 1 6 mi 2 6 km long was once one of the longest in the country. Satellite map of harecastle tunnel harecastle tunnel is a canal tunnel on the trent and mersey canal at kidsgrove in staffordshire.
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Harecastle tunnel map. 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. The canal runs for 93 miles from the bridgewater canal at preston brook to shardlow and the trent navigation. The last boat heading north came out of the tunnel and the tunnel keeper said it was ok for us to go in.
Harecastle tunnel is a canal tunnel on the trent and mersey canal in staffordshire between kidsgrove and tunstall. It is made up of two separate parallel tunnels described as brindley 2 880 yards or 2 633 metres and the later telford 2 926 yards or 2 675 metres after the engineers that constructed them. First opened to traffic in 1848 only two years after being authorised the tunnels were built to carry the north staffordshire railway line between kidsgrove and tunstall they were not the first tunnels in the area having the older harecastle canal tunnels.
The tunnel which is 1 6 mi 2 6 km long was once one of the longest in the country. The ghost of harecastle tunnel a close encounter with the kidsgrove boggart sometimes known as kit crewbucket one fine day in 1990 a line of boats was waiting to enter the north end of harecastle tunnel. In order to manage your booking as efficiently as possible could you please provide the following when emailing your booking request.
Canal and river map boating canal history. The harecastle railway tunnels are a set of three railway tunnels on the north staffordshire railway at kidsgrove in staffordshire. Boathorse road the southern portals of the canal tunnels rchs date is not given but it is certainly at a time of decay.
Extracts from os map 1924 www old maps co uk roger brice june 2017 harecastle south tunnel. Harecastle tunnel took 11 years to build and by the time it and the northern section of the canal were opened brindley had been dead for five years. The part south of harecastle tunnel was completed first.
Boathorse road is to the right and crosses over the tunnels from east to west towards the top of the picture. Its industrial purpose was for the transport of coal to the kilns in the staffordshire potteries. No no no shouted the steerer.
Harecastle tunnel is not one but two parallel tunnels on the trent and mersey canal in staffordshire joining kidsgrove and tunstall. Extract from william yates 1775 map of staffordshire showing the few dwellings along a single track at golden hill click map for larger area of map the trent and mersey canal is the black line running from the bottom centre of the map where the canal goes through the harecastle tunnel the map states cut under ground. They were built separately 40 years apart by two famous canal engineers james brindley and thomas telford which is why the tunnels were dubbed the brindley tunnel and the telford tunnel.