Information for record number MWA4318:
Rowington Cutting

Summary 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.
What Is It?  
Type: Canal, Canal Tunnel
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Rowington
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 19 69
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  
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.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: The Stratford upon Avon and Warwick Canals
Author/originator: Elwin G & King C
Date: 1981
Page Number: 17
Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Canals of the East Midlands
Author/originator: Hadfield C
Page Number: 175, 276
Source No: 3
Source Type: Site Visit
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: Kilburn C D
Date: 1984
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 4315
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument CANAL * An artificial navigable waterway used for the transportation of goods. Nowadays also used for recreational purposes. back
monument TUNNEL * An underground channel with a vaulted roof. Use specific type where known. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument EMBANKMENT * A long ridge of earth, rocks or gravel primarily constructed to carry a roadway. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument BRIDGE * A structure of wood, stone, iron, brick or concrete, etc, with one or more intervals under it to span a river or other space. Use specific type where known. back
monument CANAL TUNNEL * A tunnel with a canal running through it. back

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