SJ2840 : Whitehurst Tunnel south-east of Froncysyllte, Wrexham

taken 3 years ago, near to Pentre, Wrexham/Wrecsam, Great Britain

Whitehurst Tunnel south-east of Froncysyllte, Wrexham
Whitehurst Tunnel south-east of Froncysyllte, Wrexham
This image shows the north portal.

The tunnel, which has a towpath all through it, is wide enough for one boat only, and is 191 yards (about 175 metres) long.

Since the 1960s, there appear to be a lot of references to this as Whitehouse Tunnel and sometimes Whitehouses Tunnel. Maybe someone local can send me some information about this.

Rob Farrow writes:
Llangollen Canal
The Llangollen canal is an arm of the Shropshire Union canal that runs from Hurleston Junction to Llangollen with a wide variety of scenery along its course. Its total length is 46 miles, but the last 1 miles from Llangollen to Llantisilio is unnavigable by any boats over about 10' length.
The canal's vital statistics for craft are:
Length 72 '
Beam 6'10"
Headroom 7'
Draught 2'3" (Hurleston to Pontcysyllte) 2' (P. to Llangollen)
These are the maximum dimensions for any craft, based on the minimum dimensions of locks & bridges.
There are a total of 21 locks on the canal, but only two between Llangollen and Whitchurch (a distance of about 31 miles). One of the most notable things about the canal is the strong flow especially in the "narrows" near Llangollen and in the tunnels near Chirk. About 12 million gallons of water passes down this canal from the River Dee to the Shropshire Union every day.
The most famous feature of this canal is the superb feat of engineering that is the 200-year-old Pontcysyllte Aqueduct rising 126' above the River Dee and running for over 335 yds - for more information on this see the numerous photos for squares SJ2742 and SJ2741
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