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Conisbrough Tunnel East Portal, Cadeby

Description: Conisbrough Tunnel East Portal

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 334793

OS Grid Reference: SK5217899608
OS Grid Coordinates: 452178, 399608
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4906, -1.2150

Location: Conisbrough Parks, Doncaster DN12 3BJ

Locality: Cadeby
County: Doncaster
Country: England
Postcode: DN12 3BJ

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Listing Text


SK59NW East portal


- II

Railway tunnel portal. 1849. For the South Yorkshire, Doncaster and Goole
Railway Company : engineer Charles Bartholomew of the River Don Company
(Doncaster Gazette, 1849). Gritstone voussoirs, rock-faced sandstone
walling. Quoined buttresses flank a horseshoe arch with rustication below
impost band and roll-moulded hoodmould. Roll-moulded cornice breaks forward
over the buttresses; blocking course steps up at centre. The line was opened
on 10th November 1849 and linked the Midland and Great Northern networks;
after 1864 it became part of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire
railway which itself became the Great Central Railway in 1897. Linked by a
200 metre brick-lined tunnel to west portal (q.v.). Details of the new line
discussed in:
The Doncaster, Nottinghan and Lincoln Gazette, Nov 9, 1849, p1 and p6.
P. L. Scowcroft, Lines of Doncaster: a concise railway history, 1986, p3.

Listing NGR: SK5217899608

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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