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Description: Tunnel Entrance to Railway Underneath Poundbury Camp
Date Listed: 8 May 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 104199
OS Grid Reference: SY6838591079
OS Grid Coordinates: 368385, 91079
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7185, -2.4492
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1. Tunnel entrances to
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1857. The tunnel was built after Brunel had been persuaded not to drive a cutting
through the Camp. His most influential persuader was the Rev William Barnes,
Rector of Winterborne Came, the Dorset dialect poet, and the initial impetis
behind the foundation of the Dorset County Museum. The tunnel is an early instance
of civil engineering respecting ancient monuments, and its entrances are included
for that reason. Red brick. Band. Parapet. Curved flanking walls. Rusticated
Listing NGR: SY6838591079
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