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South Portal of Shildon Railway Tunnel

A Grade II Listed Building in Shildon, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6312 / 54°37'52"N

Longitude: -1.6419 / 1°38'30"W

OS Eastings: 423215

OS Northings: 526292

OS Grid: NZ232262

Mapcode National: GBR JGZW.BM

Mapcode Global: WHC58.RVBH

Entry Name: South Portal of Shildon Railway Tunnel

Listing Date: 24 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121495

English Heritage Legacy ID: 112183

Location: Shildon, County Durham, DL4

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Shildon

Built-Up Area: Shildon

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Shildon

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

(East side, off)
South portal of
Shildon Railway Tunnel

South portal of Shildon Tunnel. 1842 for the Shildon Tunnel Company (a subsidiary
of the Stockton and Darlington Railway Company). Dressed and ashler sandstone.
Neo-Romanesque style. Large, semicircular roll-moulded arch, with rusticated,
inward-splayed intrados, set in battered, rock-faced portal. Corbelled parapet
and short blocking course above.

Shildon Tunnel (originally Known as the Prince of Wales Tunnel) was built to
by-pass the Black Boy Incline and to serve the Wear Valley. The north portal
lies within Bishop Auckland District.

(K. Hoole, A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain, Volume 4 -
The North East, 1974.

Listing NGR: NZ2321526292

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