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SOUTH PORTAL OF SHILDON RAILWAY TUNNEL

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: SOUTH PORTAL OF SHILDON RAILWAY TUNNEL

List entry Number: 1121495

Location

SOUTH PORTAL OF SHILDON RAILWAY TUNNEL, BURNEY GARDENS

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Shildon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 112183

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

NZ 22 NW SHILDON BURNEY GARDENS (East side, off) 4/67 South portal of Shildon Railway Tunnel II

South portal of Shildon Tunnel. 1842 for the Shildon Tunnel Company (a subsidiary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway Company). Dressed and ashler sandstone. Neo-Romanesque style. Large, semicircular roll-moulded arch, with rusticated, inward-splayed intrados, set in battered, rock-faced portal. Corbelled parapet and short blocking course above.

Shildon Tunnel (originally Known as the Prince of Wales Tunnel) was built to by-pass the Black Boy Incline and to serve the Wear Valley. The north portal lies within Bishop Auckland District.

(K. Hoole, A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain, Volume 4 - The North East, 1974.

Listing NGR: NZ2321526292

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hoole, K, 'A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain' in The North East, , Vol. 4, (1974)

National Grid Reference: NZ 23215 26292

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