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

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1253370
Date first listed:
07-Apr-1988
Statutory Address:
PORTAL TO NORTH ENTRANCE OF BRAMHOPE RAILWAY TUNNEL AT SE 255 438

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Location

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

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

District:
Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
Parish:
Bramhope
National Grid Reference:
SE 25572 43797

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
436540
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 08 Aug 2007
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