East Portal Bruce Tunnel, Wiltshire, England
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella
N 51° 22.001 W 001° 39.583
30U E 593302 N 5691455
Quick Description: The Bruce Tunnel is on the summit pound of the Kennet and Avon Canal between Wootton Top Lock and Crofton Locks in Wiltshire, England.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/16/2012 9:12:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMFY67
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
Views: 6

Long Description:
This is the only tunnel on the canal and it is 502 yards (459 m) long. It is named after Thomas Brudenell-Bruce, 1st Earl of Ailesbury (1729–1814), the local landowner, who, when the canal was being built, would not allow a deep cutting through his land, and insisted on a tunnel instead.


We found the Tunnel by "accident" while geocaching. We'd never suspect it would had such an important role on the K&A canal!
Is the Tunnel in Use?: In Use

Which End is this Entrance?: East

Date Constructed: 1/1/1809

Length of Tunnel: 502 yards (459 m)

Construction Material: English bond brickwork capped with Bath Stone

Associated Website: [Web Link]

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