TUNNEL PORTAL IN THE JOHN SMITH PLAYING FIELD

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1254110
Date first listed:
11-Apr-1986
Statutory Address:
TUNNEL PORTAL IN THE JOHN SMITH PLAYING FIELD, CHAIGLEY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
TUNNEL PORTAL IN THE JOHN SMITH PLAYING FIELD, CHAIGLEY ROAD

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
Ribble Valley (District Authority)
Parish:
Longridge
National Grid Reference:
SD 61155 37821

Details

1. SD 611 378 LONGRIDGE OFF CHAIGLEY ROAD in the John Smith Playing Field

7/121A Tunnel Portal

2. II

West portal of a tunnel, which is now blocked at the other end, dated 1839. Sandstone. The centre piece of the portal is flat on plan and projects a little between abutments which curve forward. All the masonry is rusticated and rock-faced. The tunnel is, apparently, an elliptical tube of coursed stone, and the voussoirs of the entrance are individually rusticated and rock-faced under a plan projecting string course. The taller keystone bears a panel incised with the letters P & L R 1839 FHP CT Overall is a smoother-faced blocking course (of single stones over the centre piece and of three shallow courses over the abutments) and a flat coping. Many of the stones bear masons' marks.

History: built for the Preston and Longridge Railway Company's line from Tootle Height Quarry which was opened in 1840. The chairman was Sir Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood (to whom the initials FHP are said to refer).



Listing NGR: SD6115337826

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
183050
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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