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Tunnel Entrance to Railway Underneath Poundbury Camp

A Grade II Listed Building in Dorchester, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7185 / 50°43'6"N

Longitude: -2.4492 / 2°26'57"W

OS Eastings: 368385

OS Northings: 91079

OS Grid: SY683910

Mapcode National: GBR PY.5BP7

Mapcode Global: FRA 57R5.X7V

Entry Name: Tunnel Entrance to Railway Underneath Poundbury Camp

Listing Date: 8 May 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110614

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104199

Location: Dorchester, West Dorset, Dorset, DT1

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Dorchester

Built-Up Area: Dorchester

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Dorchester and West Stafford

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

1. Tunnel entrances to
railway underneath
Poundbury Camp.
SY 6891 1/130
1857. The tunnel was built after Brunel had been persuaded not to drive a cutting
through the Camp. His most influential persuader was the Rev William Barnes,
Rector of Winterborne Came, the Dorset dialect poet, and the initial impetis
behind the foundation of the Dorset County Museum. The tunnel is an early instance
of civil engineering respecting ancient monuments, and its entrances are included
for that reason. Red brick. Band. Parapet. Curved flanking walls. Rusticated
ashlar voussoirs.

Listing NGR: SY6838591079

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