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Entrance to the first Harecastle tunnel on the Grand Trunk (later Trent and Mersey) Canal. Built by the English civil engineer James Brindley (1716-1772) between 1770 and 1777. There was no towpath and the bargees had to leg their boats along the 2,880 yards (2,632.72 metres). Closed after a partial collapse in 1914. From 'Scenes in England' by the Rev. Isaac Taylor, London, 1822. Hand-coloured engraving.

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Entrance to the first Harecastle tunnel on the Grand Trunk (later Trent and Mersey) Canal. Built by the English civil engineer James Brindley (1716-1772) between 1770 and 1777. There was no towpath and the bargees had to leg their boats along the 2,880 yards (2,632.72 metres).  Closed after a partial collapse in 1914.   From 'Scenes in England' by the Rev. Isaac Taylor, London, 1822. Hand-coloured engraving.