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East Portal of Farnley Scar Tunnel, Corbridge

Description: East Portal of Farnley Scar Tunnel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 239902

OS Grid Reference: NZ0013863174
OS Grid Coordinates: 400138, 563174
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9632, -1.9994

Location: Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5RP

Locality: Corbridge
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE45 5RP

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Listing Text

NZ 06 SW NZ 00146318
10/141 East portal of Farnley
Scar Tunnel


Portal of railway tunnel, opened 1834 for the Newcastle-Carlisle line. Engineer Francis Giles. Squared
stone with tooled and margined dressings, brick soffit. Round arch with flat-coped wall above; flanking
wing walls have similar coping.

Farnley Scar Tunnel (170 yards long) was one of two tunnels on the Newcastle-
Carlisle line, the earliest cross-country railway in the world. The tunnel
was bypassed by the adjacent cutting in the later C19, but remains in good

Listing NGR: NZ0013863174

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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