West Portal Of Middlehill Tunnel

Date:
20 Aug 1999
Location:
West Portal Of Middlehill Tunnel, Box, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN13 8QS
Reference:
IOE01/00076/17
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

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

II*

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

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Aplin_Kim IOE Records for Aplin, Kim; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE 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

Keywords

Ashlar, Brick, Victorian Railway Tunnel Portal, Transport, Tunnel Portal