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Horn Hill Tunnel South Entrance, Beaminster

Description: Horn Hill Tunnel South Entrance

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 June 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 105068

OS Grid Reference: ST4677703139
OS Grid Coordinates: 346777, 103139
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8253, -2.7570

Location: A3066, Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3HD

Locality: Beaminster
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT8 3HD

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Listing Text

BEAMINSTER
ST 40 SE
12.6.53
4/9 Horn Hill Tunnel
South Entrance
- II

Tunnel Entrance. Dated 1832. Tablet with inscription over entrance: "The public
are permanently indebted for the erection of this TUNNEL to the zealous exertions of
GILES RUSSELL of Beaminster, GENT. Begun August 1831, finished June 1832. M. Lane,
Civil Engineer". Ashlar stone walls over and beside arch. Arch has rusticated jambs
with voussoirs and a dropped keystone. Flat imposts. Round string over tablet.
Parapets and return walls are stone-coped and return by curving down to square
terminal capped piers. Tunnel is 345 feet long.
Source: A. J. Wallis, Dorset Bridges, p 53, RCHM Dorset I, p 27 (60).


Listing NGR: ST4677703139

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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