Hincaster Eastern Portal

  • Description

    The Hincaster Tunnel once took the Lancaster Canal towards the Sedgwick gunpowder works. The creation of the 378 yard tunnel was a large-scale building project, involving considerable time, labour and a specially created local brick-works. The tunnel opened for use on the 18th of June 1819. Drained in parts and eventually severed by the M6, the busy days of brick-making, building, and gunpowder filled barges are gone, like the hazy remains of a distant dream.
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    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/24705393@N08/4016075107/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 months, 2 weeks ago
    Viewed: 95 times
    Picture Taken: 2007-01-10T11:14:05
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