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Latitude: 53.8352 / 53°50'6"N
Longitude: -2.5917 / 2°35'30"W
OS Eastings: 361155
OS Northings: 437821
OS Grid: SD611378
Mapcode National: GBR BSB2.PY
Mapcode Global: WH96F.5V3R
Entry Name: Tunnel Portal in the John Smith Playing Field
Listing Date: 11 April 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1254110
English Heritage Legacy ID: 183050
Location: Longridge, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, PR3
District: Ribble Valley
Civil Parish: Longridge
Built-Up Area: Longridge
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Longridge St Lawrence
Church of England Diocese: Blackburn
SD 611 378 LONGRIDGE OFF CHAIGLEY ROAD
in the John Smith
7/121A Tunnel Portal
West portal of a tunnel, which is now blocked at the other end, dated 1839. Sandstone.
The centre piece of the portal is flat on plan and projects a little between abutments
which curve forward. All the masonry is rusticated and rock-faced. The tunnel is,
apparently, an elliptical tube of coursed stone, and the voussoirs of the entrance
are individually rusticated and rock-faced under a plan projecting string course.
The taller keystone bears a panel incised with the letters P & L
Overall is a smoother-faced blocking course (of single stones over the centre piece
and of three shallow courses over the abutments) and a flat coping.
Many of the stones bear masons' marks.
History: built for the Preston and Longridge Railway Company's line from Tootle
Height Quarry which was opened in 1840. The chairman was Sir Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood
(to whom the initials FHP are said to refer).
Listing NGR: SD6115337826
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