This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
ST 8268 BOX MIDDLEHILL
3/200 East Portal of Middlehill Tunnel
Railway tunnel entrance, 1840 by I.K. Brunel for the Great Western Railway. Ashlar with some later refacing in brick. Ashlar classical archway flanked by curving retaining walls each side, refaced in brick, and terminated at circular piers. 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 West Portal (q.v.).
Listing NGR: ST8211768759
Copyright IoE Mr Kim Aplin. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Aplin, Kim
Rights Holder: Aplin, Kim
Ashlar, Brick, Victorian Tunnel Portal, Transport, Tunnel, Unassigned