Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal

The Daneway portal of the Sapperton Canal Tunnel was built in the Gothic style. It was in a very poor state of repair with most of the battlements lying in the bed of the canal when, in 1996, it was restored by the Cotswold Canals Trust.

Several retaining walls in the vicinity of the tunnel portal and in the canal itself were rebuilt by Canal Trust volunteers in the 1980s.

 

 

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Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal
Sapperton Canal Tunnel - Daneway Portal
Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal
Sapperton Canal Tunnel - looking into Daneway Portal

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

Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal
In the wall to right of Portal is the milestone for Walbridge 7½ (no plate)

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

Before Restoration

Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal
Sapperton Canal Tunnel - Daneway Portal before restoration

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

Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal
Sapperton Canal Tunnel - Daneway Portal before restoration

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

Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal
Sapperton Canal Tunnel at Daneway in the 1980s

Historical Photos

Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal
Daneway Portal 1904. Note stop planks fitted in front of tunnel, and low water.
[Reproduced by permission of English Heritage]
Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal
Daneway end of Sapperton Canal Tunnel c.1910. Note the low water level.
[Courtesy of Edwin Cuss Photographic Collection]
Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal
Approach to Sapperton Canal Tunnel at Daneway in 1904.
[Date: 1904. Reproduced by permission of English Heritage]
Sapperton Canal Tunnel, Daneway Portal
View from Sapperton over the Thames & Severn Canal at Daneway c.1904