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West Portal of Box Tunnel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Box, Wiltshire

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1284962

English Heritage Legacy ID: 317041

Location: Box, Wiltshire, SN13

County: Wiltshire

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

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Listing Text


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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