ENTRANCE TO TUNNELS,POOL AND BEACHES,INCLUDING FLANKING WALLS AND GATE PIER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1208945
Date first listed:
12-Mar-1990
Statutory Address:
ENTRANCE TO TUNNELS,POOL AND BEACHES,INCLUDING FLANKING WALLS AND GATE PIER, RUNNACLEAVE ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
ENTRANCE TO TUNNELS,POOL AND BEACHES,INCLUDING FLANKING WALLS AND GATE PIER, RUNNACLEAVE ROAD

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

County:
Devon
District:
North Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Ilfracombe
National Grid Reference:
SS 51521 47711

Details

ILFRACOMBE

SS5147 RUNNACLEAVE ROAD 853-1/6/118 Entrance to tunnels, pool and 12/03/90 beaches, including flanking walls and gate piers

GV II

Entrance to tunnel cut through rocks to give access to beach. About 1836. Painted stone rubble with details in dressed stone. Consists of a pointed arch with keystone, set in retaining wall against the cliff face. The approach to it is flanked by stone walls with stepped and ramped copings, these terminating in square stone gate piers with flattened, pyramidical caps. Access is now by an iron gate with remains of turnstiles (by Ellisons of Salford); this retains some late C19 decorative ironwork, but has been considerably remodelled in C20. The tunnels themselves, and the entrances on the beach side, have no architectural features, consisting of bare rock with occasional reinforcements in brick. The tunnels were cut by Welsh miners in 1823. The entrance-architecture is probably contemporary with the adjacent Baths House (qv) of 1836. Both are shown in an engraving of 1838. Of interest for its association with the development of the late Georgian resort. (Ilfracombe, A Pictorial Record: Horridge GK: 1986-: PLATE 50).

Listing NGR: SS5152147711

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
390258
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Horridge, GK , Ilfracombe A Pictorial Record, (1986)

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: 10 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/03778/28
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