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East Portal of Middlehill Tunnel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Box, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4176 / 51°25'3"N

Longitude: -2.2585 / 2°15'30"W

OS Eastings: 382117

OS Northings: 168759

OS Grid: ST821687

Mapcode National: GBR 0Q7.5SH

Mapcode Global: VH96G.SMVN

Plus Code: 9C3VCP9R+2H

Entry Name: East Portal of Middlehill Tunnel

Listing Date: 24 July 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1022802

English Heritage Legacy ID: 317064

Location: Box, Wiltshire, SN13

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Box

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Box

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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3/200 East Portal of Middlehill Tunnel


Railway tunnel entrance, 1840 by I.K. Brunel for the Great Western
Railway. Ashlar with some later refacing in brick. Ashlar
classical archway flanked by curving retaining walls each side,
refaced in brick, and terminated at circular piers. Main arch
rusticated with heavy moulded console keystone and set back between
piers each with recessed panel of massive fasces. Elemental Doric
cornice, breaking forward over piers and ashlar parapet with
moulded cornice. Identical in design to the West Portal (q.v.).

Listing NGR: ST8211768759

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