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Tunnel at Sw 762419 Sw Part of the Redruth and Chasewater Railway

A Grade II Listed Building in Gwennap, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2349 / 50°14'5"N

Longitude: -5.1398 / 5°8'23"W

OS Eastings: 176184

OS Northings: 41931

OS Grid: SW761419

Mapcode National: GBR Z8.P90P

Mapcode Global: FRA 083D.RDY

Entry Name: Tunnel at Sw 762419 Sw Part of the Redruth and Chasewater Railway

Listing Date: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140856

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63409

Location: Gwennap, Cornwall, TR4

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Gwennap

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Highertown

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


1/123 Tunnel at SW 762419 SW part of the
Redruth and Chasewater Railway


Tunnel for stream through railway embankment. Circa 1824. Killas rubble except for
dressed granite voussoirs to round-arched tunnel entrances to north and south.
single span with taller keystone to middle of each arch and vertical rubble walling
over flanked by battered and splayed embankment retaining walls.
The Redruth and Chasewater Railway, 1824-1915, was constructed to carry mineral ore
to the port of Devoran from the mining hinterland and was horse drawn until 1854,
when steam locomotives were introduced.
This tunnel or bridge is the main feature of the tall embankment which enabled the
railway to cross the valley and also provided efficient outlet for water from for THE
GREAT ADIT, a remarkable C18 feat of engineering which facilitated the draining of
mines for an area of several square miles.

Listing NGR: SW7618441931

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