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Latitude: 51.4189 / 51°25'8"N
Longitude: -2.2469 / 2°14'48"W
OS Eastings: 382927
OS Northings: 168905
OS Grid: ST829689
Mapcode National: GBR 1RD.W7M
Mapcode Global: VH96H.0LHM
Entry Name: West Portal of Box Tunnel
Listing Date: 24 July 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1284962
English Heritage Legacy ID: 317041
Location: Box, Wiltshire, SN13
Civil Parish: Box
Built-Up Area: Box
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Box
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST 8268 BOX LONDON ROAD
3/177 West portal of Box Tunnel
Tunnel entrance, c1840 by I.K. Brunel for Great Western Railway.
Ashlar classical entrance flanked by ashlar curving abutments.
Projecting centre with rusticated quoins, heavy bracket cornice and
top balustrade with blank centre panel. Moulded tunnel archway
with console keystone and panelled spandrels. Set back piers each
side with simplified cornice and plain parapet. The entrance to
2,964 metre tunnel constructed 1836-41 with work force of between
1200 and 4000 men, the longest tunnel on the Great Western Railway.
(Biddle and Nock: The Railway Heritage of Britain 1983 pp 224 and
Listing NGR: ST8292768905
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