TUNNEL AT SW 762419 SW PART OF THE REDRUTH AND CHASEWATER RAILWAY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1140856

Date first listed: 12-Mar-1986

Statutory Address: TUNNEL AT SW 762419 SW PART OF THE REDRUTH AND CHASEWATER RAILWAY

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Location

Statutory Address: TUNNEL AT SW 762419 SW PART OF THE REDRUTH AND CHASEWATER RAILWAY

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Gwennap

National Grid Reference: SW7618441931

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History

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Details

SW 74 SE LEA

1/123 Tunnel at SW 762419 SW part of the Redruth and Chasewater Railway

II

Tunnel for stream through railway embankment. Circa 1824. Killas rubble except for dressed granite voussoirs to round-arched tunnel entrances to north and south. single span with taller keystone to middle of each arch and vertical rubble walling over flanked by battered and splayed embankment retaining walls. The Redruth and Chasewater Railway, 1824-1915, was constructed to carry mineral ore to the port of Devoran from the mining hinterland and was horse drawn until 1854, when steam locomotives were introduced. This tunnel or bridge is the main feature of the tall embankment which enabled the railway to cross the valley and also provided efficient outlet for water from for THE GREAT ADIT, a remarkable C18 feat of engineering which facilitated the draining of mines for an area of several square miles.

Listing NGR: SW7618441931

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Legacy System number: 63409

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