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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: TUNNEL AT SW 751424 SE

List entry Number: 1140911



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Gwennap

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 03-Feb-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 63237

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GWENNAP HALE MILLS SW 74 SE 5/138 Tunnel at SW 751424 SE - GV II 2 tunnels under railway embankment. Early C19. Built for The Redruth and Chasewater Railway. Granite arches and copings, elvan vaults and killas walling. 2 tunnels approximately 35m long at higher level for road. Embankment has battered coped rubble walls with similar but sloping return walls to buttress angles. Tunnel have horseshoe shaped portals to east and west with crudely rock-faced granite voussoirs and jambstones. Keystones rise to higher level. Interior has coursed elvan vault to each tunnel. These tunnels are near the principal intersection of the railway with the line crossing the embankment towards Poldice Mine and planned to be extended to Chacewater, but never completed. The Redruth and Chasewater Railway began in 1824 and was horse drawn until steam locomotives were introduced in 1854.

Listing NGR: SW7511342446

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National Grid Reference: SW 75113 42446


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