Description: West Portal
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
CADEBY CONISBROUGH TUNNEL
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
Source: English Heritage
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