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Conisbrough Tunnel East Portal

A Grade II Listed Building in Doncaster, Doncaster

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4906 / 53°29'26"N

Longitude: -1.215 / 1°12'54"W

OS Eastings: 452178

OS Northings: 399608

OS Grid: SK521996

Mapcode National: GBR MXY2.RF

Mapcode Global: WHDD7.9JND

Plus Code: 9C5WFQRM+6X

Entry Name: Conisbrough Tunnel East Portal

Listing Date: 26 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1192678

English Heritage Legacy ID: 334793

Location: Cadeby, Doncaster, DN12

County: Doncaster

Civil Parish: Cadeby

Built-Up Area: Conisbrough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sprotbrough St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Description

CADEBY CONISBROUGH TUNNEL

SK59NW East portal
4/89

- II


Railway tunnel portal. 1849. For the South Yorkshire, Doncaster and Goole
Railway Company : engineer Charles Bartholomew of the River Don Company
(Doncaster Gazette, 1849). Gritstone voussoirs, rock-faced sandstone
walling. Quoined buttresses flank a horseshoe arch with rustication below
impost band and roll-moulded hoodmould. Roll-moulded cornice breaks forward
over the buttresses; blocking course steps up at centre. The line was opened
on 10th November 1849 and linked the Midland and Great Northern networks;
after 1864 it became part of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire
railway which itself became the Great Central Railway in 1897. Linked by a
200 metre brick-lined tunnel to west portal (q.v.). Details of the new line
discussed in:
The Doncaster, Nottinghan and Lincoln Gazette, Nov 9, 1849, p1 and p6.
P. L. Scowcroft, Lines of Doncaster: a concise railway history, 1986, p3.


Listing NGR: SK5217899608

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