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Latitude: 54.6312 / 54°37'52"N
Longitude: -1.6419 / 1°38'30"W
OS Eastings: 423215
OS Northings: 526292
OS Grid: NZ232262
Mapcode National: GBR JGZW.BM
Mapcode Global: WHC58.RVBH
Entry Name: South Portal of Shildon Railway Tunnel
Listing Date: 24 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1121495
English Heritage Legacy ID: 112183
Location: Shildon, County Durham, DL4
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Shildon
Built-Up Area: Shildon
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Shildon
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 22 NW SHILDON BURNEY GARDENS
(East side, off)
South portal of
Shildon Railway Tunnel
South portal of Shildon Tunnel. 1842 for the Shildon Tunnel Company (a subsidiary
of the Stockton and Darlington Railway Company). Dressed and ashler sandstone.
Neo-Romanesque style. Large, semicircular roll-moulded arch, with rusticated,
inward-splayed intrados, set in battered, rock-faced portal. Corbelled parapet
and short blocking course above.
Shildon Tunnel (originally Known as the Prince of Wales Tunnel) was built to
by-pass the Black Boy Incline and to serve the Wear Valley. The north portal
lies within Bishop Auckland District.
(K. Hoole, A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain, Volume 4 -
The North East, 1974.
Listing NGR: NZ2321526292
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