SOUTH PORTAL OF SHILDON RAILWAY TUNNEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1121495
Date first listed:
24-Feb-1986
Statutory Address:
SOUTH PORTAL OF SHILDON RAILWAY TUNNEL, BURNEY GARDENS

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Location

Statutory Address:
SOUTH PORTAL OF SHILDON RAILWAY TUNNEL, BURNEY GARDENS

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

District:
County Durham (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Shildon
National Grid Reference:
NZ 23215 26292

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
112183
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

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Date: 13 Mar 2001
Reference: IOE01/03241/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alan Bradley. Source Historic England Archive
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