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Tunnel Entrance to Railway Underneath Poundbury Camp, Dorchester

Description: Tunnel Entrance to Railway Underneath Poundbury Camp

Grade: II
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

Location: Poundbury Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2PL

Locality: Dorchester
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT1 2PL

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Listing Text

1. Tunnel entrances to
5191
railway underneath
Poundbury Camp.
SY 6891 1/130
II
2.
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
ashlar voussoirs.


Listing NGR: SY6838591079

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Source: English Heritage

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