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West Portal, Cadeby

Description: West Portal

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 334794

OS Grid Reference: SK5198099520
OS Grid Coordinates: 451980, 399520
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4898, -1.2180

Location: Burcroft Hill, Doncaster DN12 3ES

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

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Listing Text

West 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, ashlar sandstone walling.
Horshoe arch with hollow-moulded hoodmould set in raised panel with battered
arrises and rusticated quoins. Heavy cornice with double roll mould. 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 east portal (q.v.). Details of
the new line discussed in:'
The Doncaster, Nottinohan and Lincoln Gazette, Nov 9, 1849, p1 and p6.
P. L. Scowcroft, Lines of Doncaster; a concise railway history, 1986, p3.

Listing NGR: SK5198099520

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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