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Sapperton Tunnel, Daneway Portal

Sapperton Tunnel, Daneway Portal

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

The Portal 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 rebuilt by Canal Trust volunteers in the 1980s.

More information on the tunnel itself can be found at the link below.

Sapperton Tunnel, Daneway Portal

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

Before Restoration

Sapperton Tunnel, Daneway Portal

Sapperton Tunnel Daneway Portal before restoration
(Photo: 2706 - 1984?)

Sapperton Tunnel, Daneway Portal

Sapperton Tunnel Daneway Portal before restoration
(Photo: 2379 - 1984?)

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

Sapperton Tunnel, Daneway Portal

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

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

Historical Photos

Sapperton 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 Tunnel, Daneway Portal

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

Sapperton Tunnel, Daneway Portal

Approach to Sapperton 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 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.