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North York Moors Railway Pedestrian Subway Approximately 110 Metres Long, Grosmont

Description: North York Moors Railway Pedestrian Subway Approximately 110 Metres Long

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 July 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 327614

OS Grid Reference: NZ8282205096
OS Grid Coordinates: 482822, 505096
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4345, -0.7247

Location: Front Street, Grosmont, North Yorkshire YO22 5QF

Locality: Grosmont
Local Authority: Scarborough Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO22 5QF

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Listing Text

NZ 80 NW
3/138 Pedestrian Subway
approximately one
hundred and ten
metres long
Tramway tunnel, now pedestrian subway. c.1834. By George Stephenson for the Whitby and
Pickering Railway Company. Bordered tooled sandstone. North entrance:
battered retaining wall contains single round-arched entrance between
tapering cylindrical turrets on tall chamfered bases. Machicolated cornice
with castellated parapet runs above arch between turrets which have flat
circular caps. Retaining wall to east curves against hillside anti
terminates in low cylindrical pier with machicolated flat cap. Wall west
of arch dies into hillside. South entrance: repeats north entrance without
castellated parapet above arch. The subway was originally the horse
tramway tunnel on the Whitby to Pickering railway line and became obsolete
c.1847 when superseded by a steam tunnel (q.v.) built alongside by the York
and North Midland Railway Company.

Listing NGR: NZ8282205096

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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