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Tunnel Approximately 20 Metres West of the Octagon, with Flanking Wall Attached to South

A Grade II Listed Building in Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.116 / 54°6'57"N

Longitude: -1.5723 / 1°34'20"W

OS Eastings: 428054

OS Northings: 468982

OS Grid: SE280689

Mapcode National: GBR KNGV.D9

Mapcode Global: WHC7T.TTG0

Entry Name: Tunnel Approximately 20 Metres West of the Octagon, with Flanking Wall Attached to South

Listing Date: 11 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1150610

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331077

Location: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

SE 2868

Tunnel approximately 20 metres west of The Octagon Tower, with flanking wall attached to south end, left


Tunnel. c1730. Probably by Robert Doe for John Aislabie. Partly rock-
cut, built up with dressed tufa and limestone blocks in a rustic style.
Approximately 50 metres long, the floor rises steeply and curves to face
east at the uphill end, close to the Octagon Tower (qv). South facade:
round-arched tunnel mouth with massive voussoirs and keystone. Wall
attached to left, approximately 1.5 metres high and 3 metres long, with
narrow round arch opening onto a terrace walk and viewpoint. North facade:
similar to south, but voussoirs and keystone almost monolithic. Interior:
the tunnel lining is pierced by narrow arched recesses, 3 on each side and
each approximately 2 metres high; possibly recesses for statues or
torcheres. Forms a group with the Octagon Tower and Mr Aislabie's Kitchen

Listing NGR: SE2805468982

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