Rowington Cutting

Description of this historic site

Rowington Cutting, a canal cutting, possibly originally intended as the start of a tunnel. It was dug during the Imperial period. It is located 400m west of the church at Rowington.

Notes about this historic site

Canal cutting.

1 “Tunnels….were intended at Rowington and at Yardley but during construction changes in plans made them unnecessary”.
2 “The canal negotiates a ridge of land, Rowington Hill, by a cutting. It appears that a tunnel might have been planned here originally; instead there is a high red brick bridge 62”.
3 Rowington Hill Bridge marks the transition from embankment to cutting. The embankment itself is an impressive feature.

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