Shallow Waterway

  • Description

    This peep inside shows some of the 4 million locally made bricks said to have been used in the creation of the tunnel. Limestone blocks front the tunnel's portals and lower portions. 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. Commercial traffic ceased in the 1940s. 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

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 weeks, 5 days ago
    Viewed: 16 times
    Picture Taken: 2007-01-10T11:31:11
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