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Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal

Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal

Sapperton Canal Tunnel - Daneway Portal
(Photo: 2128 - 21/03/2009)

The Daneway Portal of the Sapperton Canal Tunnel was restored by the Cotswold Canals Trust in 1996. Several retaining walls in the vicinity of the tunnel portal and in the canal itself were also rebuilt by Canal Trust volunteers in the 1980s.

More information on the tunnel itself can be found using the link in the right panel.

Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal

Sapperton Canal Tunnel - Daneway Portal
(Photo: 2707 - 03/09/2004)

Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal

To the right of Daneway Portal is the milestone for Walbridge 7½ (no plate)
(Photo: 3163 - 12/05/2013)

The original cast iron plate for ths milestone has survived and is in the care of the Cotswold Canals Trust.

To see a photo of this plate, and for more information about the milestones of the Thames & Severn Canal visit the CCiP milestone page.

Before Restoration

Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal

Sapperton Canal Tunnel - Daneway Portal before restoration
(Photo: 2706 - 1980s)

Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal

Sapperton Canal Tunnel - Daneway Portal before restoration
(Photo: 2379 - 1980s)

Towpath retaining wall rebuilt by Cotswold Canals Trust in the 1980s

Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal

Sapperton Canal Tunnel at Daneway
(Photo: 2577 - 1980s)

Note the lengthsman's cottage (right), now lost, and CCT wall rebuilding (left)

Historical Photos

Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal

Daneway Portal 1904. Note stop planks fitted in front of tunnel, and low water
(Photo: 2783: Reproduced by permission of English Heritage)

Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal

Daneway end of Sapperton Canal Tunnel c.1910. Note the low water level
(Photo: 2651: Courtesy of Edwin Cuss Photographic Collection)

Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal

Approach to Sapperton Canal Tunnel at Daneway in 1904
(Photo: 2788 - 1904: Reproduced by permission of English Heritage)

Note the lengthsman's cottage in the middle distance and Sapperton Church on the hillside.

Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal

View from Sapperton over the Thames & Severn Canal at Daneway c.1904
(Photo: 3040 - 1904)

This view also shows the lengthman's cottage next to the tunnel entrance. This cottage fell into disrepair and was demolished after the early 1980s.