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Description: South Portal of Shildon Railway Tunnel
Date Listed: 24 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 112183
OS Grid Reference: NZ2321526292
OS Grid Coordinates: 423215, 526292
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6312, -1.6419
NZ 22 NW SHILDON BURNEY GARDENS
(East side, off)
South portal of
Shildon Railway Tunnel
South portal of Shildon Tunnel. 1842 for the Shildon Tunnel Company (a subsidiary
of the Stockton and Darlington Railway Company). Dressed and ashler sandstone.
Neo-Romanesque style. Large, semicircular roll-moulded arch, with rusticated,
inward-splayed intrados, set in battered, rock-faced portal. Corbelled parapet
and short blocking course above.
Shildon Tunnel (originally Known as the Prince of Wales Tunnel) was built to
by-pass the Black Boy Incline and to serve the Wear Valley. The north portal
lies within Bishop Auckland District.
(K. Hoole, A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain, Volume 4 -
The North East, 1974.
Listing NGR: NZ2321526292
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Source: English Heritage
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