The east portal of the Hincaster Tunnel

  • Description

    "Lined with 4 million locally-made bricks, at the time of its completion - Christmas Day, 1817 - this was the largest brick-built structure in the north west of England. There is no towpath and horses were led over the hill, meaning that boats had to be hauled through by rope/cable or 'legged' through - two 'leggers' would be needed due to the width." Photo by Karl and Ali, 2015.
  • Owner

    Karl and Ali
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 month ago
    Viewed: 22 times
    Picture Taken: 2015-08-31
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