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West Portal

A Grade II Listed Building in Cadeby, Doncaster

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4898 / 53°29'23"N

Longitude: -1.218 / 1°13'4"W

OS Eastings: 451980

OS Northings: 399520

OS Grid: SK519995

Mapcode National: GBR MXY2.3Q

Mapcode Global: WHDD7.8J7Z

Entry Name: West Portal

Listing Date: 26 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1314839

English Heritage Legacy ID: 334794

Location: Cadeby, Doncaster, DN12

County: Doncaster

Civil Parish: Cadeby

Built-Up Area: Conisbrough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sprotbrough St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

CADEBY CONISBROUGH TUNNEL
SK59NW
West portal
4/90

- II


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

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