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Hollingwood Common Tunnel

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Hollingwood Common Tunnel is a disused navigable coalmine adit which terminated at the Chesterfield Canal near Staveley.

This tunnel was 1.75 miles long, its water level was one foot lower than that of the canal requiring the trans-shipment of coal at the terminus.

The boats used were loaded underground within the coalmine the tunnel served; these boats were 21 feet long and 3.5 feet wide.

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