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PORTAL TO NORTH ENTRANCE OF BRAMHOPE RAILWAY TUNNEL AT SE 255 438

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: PORTAL TO NORTH ENTRANCE OF BRAMHOPE RAILWAY TUNNEL AT SE 255 438

List entry Number: 1253370

Location

PORTAL TO NORTH ENTRANCE OF BRAMHOPE RAILWAY TUNNEL AT SE 255 438

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

County:

District: Leeds

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Bramhope

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 07-Apr-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 436540

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Details

BRAMHOPE SE 24 SE LS 16 6/96 Portal to north - entrance of Bramhope railway tunnel at SE 255 438 - II

Portal to north entrance of tunnel on Leeds to Thirsk Railway. 1845 to 1849. Engineer Thomas Grainger. Rock-faced sandstone. Gothic style, with side tower and turrets. Horseshoe archway, with bolection-moulded surround and large figured keystone, machicolated cornice, parapet of plain slabs each with a square hole, central raised cop framing a cartouche with wheatsheaf, fleece and fish emblems. To the left a large cylindrical tower of 3 stages defined by string courses, with round-headed windows in each stage, machicolated cornice and high embattled parapet with blind cruciform loops. To the right a smaller octagonal tower on a square base, with similar loops, and corbelled battlements. Retaining wall continued on each side of these towers, that on the right with a quadrant terminating in a turret, that on the left straight and probably similarly terminated (end concealed by vegetation). Note: memorial to workmen killed during the construction of this tunnel, in form of a model of it, in churchyard of Otley Parish Church, Otley.

Listing NGR: SE2557243797

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National Grid Reference: SE 25572 43797

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