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East Portal of Middlehill Tunnel, Box

Description: East Portal of Middlehill Tunnel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 317064

OS Grid Reference: ST8211768759
OS Grid Coordinates: 382117, 168759
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4176, -2.2585

Location: A4, Box, Wiltshire SN13 8QS

Locality: Box
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN13 8QS

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Listing Text


3/200 East Portal of Middlehill Tunnel


Railway tunnel entrance, 1840 by I.K. Brunel for the Great Western
Railway. Ashlar with some later refacing in brick. Ashlar
classical archway flanked by curving retaining walls each side,
refaced in brick, and terminated at circular piers. Main arch
rusticated with heavy moulded console keystone and set back between
piers each with recessed panel of massive fasces. Elemental Doric
cornice, breaking forward over piers and ashlar parapet with
moulded cornice. Identical in design to the West Portal (q.v.).

Listing NGR: ST8211768759

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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