Hincaster Tunnel horse path

  • Description

    "...The monument includes a horse path of post-medieval date, which traverses Tunnel Hill along a broadly east-west alignment. The path includes a 2m to 3m wide hollow way with walls on either side stretches for approximately 370m between fields. The depth of the hollow way necessitated a series of accommodation bridges along its route to allow passage between the fields on either side. ...The horse path was built in conjunction with the Hincaster tunnel, which was constructed from 1813 to 1819 to allow the Lancaster Canal to pass under Tunnel Hill. The tunnel had no towpath so that horses had to be led over the hill to the other side, hence the path was constructed...."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

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  • Further information

    Link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1004594
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 months, 2 weeks ago
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