This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
ST 86 NW BOX MIDDLEHILL
2/201 West Portal of Middlehill Tunnel
Railway tunnel entrance, 1840 by I. K. Brunel for the Great Western Railway. Ashlar with some later repair in brick. Ashlar classical archway flanked by ashlar curving retaining walls and treminated at circular south pier and octagonal north pier. Main arch rusticated with heavy moulded console keystone and set back between piers, each with recessed panel of massive fasces. Elemental Doric cornice breaking forward over piers and ashlar parapet with moulded cornice. Identical in design to the East Portal (q.v.).
Listing NGR: ST8194068730
© Mr Kim Aplin. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Aplin, Kim
Rights Holder: Aplin, Kim
Ashlar, Brick, Victorian Railway Tunnel Portal, Transport, Tunnel Portal
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