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: SY 94748 83245

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History

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Details

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CORFE CASTLE, Middlebere Tramway Tunnel Portal

07-APR-04

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.

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Legacy System number: 492497

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Sources

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

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