MIDDLEBERE TRAMWAY TUNNEL PORTAL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1390910
Date first listed:
07-Apr-2004
Statutory Address:
MIDDLEBERE TRAMWAY TUNNEL PORTAL

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Location

Statutory Address:
MIDDLEBERE TRAMWAY TUNNEL PORTAL

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

County:
Dorset
District:
Purbeck (District Authority)
Parish:
Corfe Castle
National Grid Reference:
SY9474883242

Details

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 04/05/2018

1071/0/10018 07-APR-04

CORFE CASTLE, Middlebere Tramway Tunnel Portal

II

Plateway tunnel portal, on disused line. Dated 1807. Coursed limestone with dressed limestone arch-ring with a keystone, inscribed; BF 1807. This is the south portal of the tunnel; the north portal was buried in the road widening of the A351 in 1965. The plateway was constructed by B. Fayle to transport clay from Norden to Middlebere Quay on Middlebere Lake. The trucks would have been horse drawn originally, but later in the C19 small narrow gauge tank engines were introduced. The line was in use until 1936. A rare surviving example of a plateway tunnel portal. SOURCE: St John Thomas, D. : A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain, Vol.1 The West Country; p.194.

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
492497
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Thomas, D , 'A Regional History of The Railways of Great Britain' in The West Country, (), 194

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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