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  The Tar Tunnel
by Tom_Fields

This tunnel was used by miners to extract bitumen. This is a thick, gooey substance, once used to treat ropes and caulk ships. It runs beneath the village of Coalport, near the Hay Inclined Plane. It was dug in 1787, during the heyday of coal mining in this area. Points of contact are for the Ironbridge Gorge Museums.

Address: Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, ShropshireTF8 7DQ
Directions: In Coalport, upstream from the Iron Bridge.
othercontact: Fax: 01952 435999
Phone: 01952 884391
Website: http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/

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  • Updated Jan 19, 2006
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