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Leigh Level Tunnel (United Kingdom)


This was originally meant to drain East Roman Gravels, Roman Gravels, Ladywell and Grit Mines but it only reached to just beyond Batholes. The level entrance is open in a wood and a small flow of water issues. Tree roots are pushing out the arching at the entrance and this may cause collapse in the near future. There are small shafts offset from the level at 350 yards and 750 yards from the portal but both are filled to surface. There is believed to be another air shaft south of these but it has not yet been located at surface.

The level is completely blocked at 1,100 yards by the infilled Blue Barn Shaft. Milne Shaft near Batholes was capped with concrete in 1967 but there are local rumours that there is a stable block at the bottom of it. There is bad air in this level and recent exploration has only been possible with breathing apparatus.

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Last updated February 3rd 2019 by Dickie Bird
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Last updated July 5th 2008 by legacyuser

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Major Mining Region

Leigh Level Tunnel belongs to the Shropshire region.

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