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Tunnel Approximately 20 Metres West of the Octagon, with Flanking Wall Attached to South, Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains

Description: Tunnel Approximately 20 Metres West of the Octagon, with Flanking Wall Attached to South

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 331077

OS Grid Reference: SE2805468982
OS Grid Coordinates: 428054, 468982
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1160, -1.5723

Location: Chair Walk, Royal, North Yorkshire HG4 3DY

Locality: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG4 3DY

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Listing Text

9/73 Tunnel approximately 20
metres west of The
Octagon Tower, with
flanking wall attached to
south end, left


Tunnel. c1730. Probably by Robert Doe for John Aislabie. Partly rock-
cut, built up with dressed tufa and limestone blocks in a rustic style.
Approximately 50 metres long, the floor rises steeply and curves to face
east at the uphill end, close to the Octagon Tower (qv). South facade:
round-arched tunnel mouth with massive voussoirs and keystone. Wall
attached to left, approximately 1.5 metres high and 3 metres long, with
narrow round arch opening onto a terrace walk and viewpoint. North facade:
similar to south, but voussoirs and keystone almost monolithic. Interior:
the tunnel lining is pierced by narrow arched recesses, 3 on each side and
each approximately 2 metres high; possibly recesses for statues or
torcheres. Forms a group with the Octagon Tower and Mr Aislabie's Kitchen

Listing NGR: SE2805468982

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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