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Horn Hill Tunnel South Entrance

A Grade II Listed Building in Beaminster, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8253 / 50°49'31"N

Longitude: -2.757 / 2°45'25"W

OS Eastings: 346777

OS Northings: 103139

OS Grid: ST467031

Mapcode National: GBR MH.XCBL

Mapcode Global: FRA 563X.HQ2

Entry Name: Horn Hill Tunnel South Entrance

Listing Date: 12 June 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118760

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105068

Location: Beaminster, West Dorset, Dorset, DT8

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Beaminster

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Beaminster St Mary of the Annunciation

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ST 40 SE
4/9 Horn Hill Tunnel
South Entrance
- II

Tunnel Entrance. Dated 1832. Tablet with inscription over entrance: "The public
are permanently indebted for the erection of this TUNNEL to the zealous exertions of
GILES RUSSELL of Beaminster, GENT. Begun August 1831, finished June 1832. M. Lane,
Civil Engineer". Ashlar stone walls over and beside arch. Arch has rusticated jambs
with voussoirs and a dropped keystone. Flat imposts. Round string over tablet.
Parapets and return walls are stone-coped and return by curving down to square
terminal capped piers. Tunnel is 345 feet long.
Source: A. J. Wallis, Dorset Bridges, p 53, RCHM Dorset I, p 27 (60).

Listing NGR: ST4677703139

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