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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
Entry Name: Conisbrough Tunnel East Portal
Listing Date: 26 November 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1192678
English Heritage Legacy ID: 334793
Location: Cadeby, Doncaster, DN12
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
CADEBY CONISBROUGH TUNNEL
SK59NW East portal
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
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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