'West Entrance to the Tunnell, Regent's Canal, Islington', London, 1822.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

'West Entrance to the Tunnell, Regent's Canal, Islington', London, 1822.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Coloured aquatint showing barges on the Regent's Canal. The Regent's Canal, connecting the Paddington Canal and the Thames at Limehouse, was opened in 1820. The canal cost £772,000 to construct, twice the amount originally estimated. The Islington Tunnel, which at three quarters of a mile long (878 metres) is the longest canal tunnel in London, was completed in 1819.
 

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