Map C: Madeley

Blists Hill Tunnel




Tunnel on Silkin Way near Blists Hill Museum

Tunnel on Silkin Way Near Blists Hill Museum

The brick-lined tunnel, through which the London and North Western Railway branch line to Coalport ran, was built in the 19th century to carry plateways on top so that materials could be taken from the Lloyds Coppice area to the Blists Hill Ironworks. The tunnel is 60-70 metres in length, with a wonderful echo.


The railway track closed in 1964 and the line became part of the Silkin Way in 1977. Underneath the old track bed lies the main sewers and water run-off for the town of Telford.





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