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West Portal of Middlehill Tunnel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Box, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4173 / 51°25'2"N

Longitude: -2.2611 / 2°15'39"W

OS Eastings: 381940

OS Northings: 168730

OS Grid: ST819687

Mapcode National: GBR 0Q7.54V

Mapcode Global: VH96G.RMJV

Entry Name: West Portal of Middlehill Tunnel

Listing Date: 27 July 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1022803

English Heritage Legacy ID: 317065

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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Listing Text


2/201 West Portal of Middlehill


Railway tunnel entrance, 1840 by I. K. Brunel for the Great Western
Railway. Ashlar with some later repair in brick. Ashlar classical
archway flanked by ashlar curving retaining walls and treminated at
circular south pier and octagonal north pier. 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 East Portal (q.v.).

Listing NGR: ST8194068730

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