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West Portal of Middlehill Tunnel, Box

Description: West Portal of Middlehill Tunnel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 317065

OS Grid Reference: ST8194068730
OS Grid Coordinates: 381940, 168730
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4173, -2.2611

Location: A4, Box, Wiltshire SN13 8QS

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

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Listing Text


2/201 West Portal of Middlehill


Railway tunnel entrance, 1840 by I. K. Brunel for the Great Western
Railway. Ashlar with some later repair in brick. Ashlar classical
archway flanked by ashlar curving retaining walls and treminated at
circular south pier and octagonal north pier. 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 East Portal (q.v.).

Listing NGR: ST8194068730

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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