Description: Conisbrough Tunnel East Portal
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
CADEBY CONISBROUGH TUNNEL
SK59NW East portal
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
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
Source: English Heritage
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