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Tunnel Portal in the John Smith Playing Field, Longridge

Description: Tunnel Portal in the John Smith Playing Field

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 183050

OS Grid Reference: SD6115537821
OS Grid Coordinates: 361155, 437821
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8352, -2.5917

Location: Chaigley Road, Longridge, Lancashire PR3 2TW

Locality: Longridge
Local Authority: Ribble Valley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR3 2TW

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Listing Text

in the John Smith
Playing Field

7/121A Tunnel Portal

2. II

West portal of a tunnel, which is now blocked at the other end, dated 1839. Sandstone.
The centre piece of the portal is flat on plan and projects a little between abutments
which curve forward. All the masonry is rusticated and rock-faced. The tunnel is,
apparently, an elliptical tube of coursed stone, and the voussoirs of the entrance
are individually rusticated and rock-faced under a plan projecting string course.
The taller keystone bears a panel incised with the letters P & L
Overall is a smoother-faced blocking course (of single stones over the centre piece
and of three shallow courses over the abutments) and a flat coping.
Many of the stones bear masons' marks.

History: built for the Preston and Longridge Railway Company's line from Tootle
Height Quarry which was opened in 1840. The chairman was Sir Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood
(to whom the initials FHP are said to refer).

Listing NGR: SD6115337826

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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