WEST PORTAL OF BOX TUNNEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1284962
Date first listed:
24-Jul-1985
Statutory Address:
WEST PORTAL OF BOX TUNNEL, LONDON ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
WEST PORTAL OF BOX TUNNEL, LONDON ROAD

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

District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Box
National Grid Reference:
ST 82927 68905

Details

ST 8268 BOX LONDON ROAD

3/177 West portal of Box Tunnel

II*

Tunnel entrance, c1840 by I.K. Brunel for Great Western Railway. Ashlar classical entrance flanked by ashlar curving abutments. Projecting centre with rusticated quoins, heavy bracket cornice and top balustrade with blank centre panel. Moulded tunnel archway with console keystone and panelled spandrels. Set back piers each side with simplified cornice and plain parapet. The entrance to 2,964 metre tunnel constructed 1836-41 with work force of between 1200 and 4000 men, the longest tunnel on the Great Western Railway. (Biddle and Nock: The Railway Heritage of Britain 1983 pp 224 and 232.)

Listing NGR: ST8292768905

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
317041
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.

End of official listing

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