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Tunnel Portal in the John Smith Playing Field

A Grade II Listed Building in Longridge, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.8352 / 53°50'6"N

Longitude: -2.5917 / 2°35'30"W

OS Eastings: 361155

OS Northings: 437821

OS Grid: SD611378

Mapcode National: GBR BSB2.PY

Mapcode Global: WH96F.5V3R

Plus Code: 9C5VRCP5+38

Entry Name: Tunnel Portal in the John Smith Playing Field

Listing Date: 11 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1254110

English Heritage Legacy ID: 183050

Location: Longridge, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, PR3

County: Lancashire

Civil Parish: Longridge

Built-Up Area: Longridge

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Longridge St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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in the John Smith
Playing Field

7/121A Tunnel Portal

2. II

West portal of a tunnel, which is now blocked at the other end, dated 1839. Sandstone.
The centre piece of the portal is flat on plan and projects a little between abutments
which curve forward. All the masonry is rusticated and rock-faced. The tunnel is,
apparently, an elliptical tube of coursed stone, and the voussoirs of the entrance
are individually rusticated and rock-faced under a plan projecting string course.
The taller keystone bears a panel incised with the letters P & L
Overall is a smoother-faced blocking course (of single stones over the centre piece
and of three shallow courses over the abutments) and a flat coping.
Many of the stones bear masons' marks.

History: built for the Preston and Longridge Railway Company's line from Tootle
Height Quarry which was opened in 1840. The chairman was Sir Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood
(to whom the initials FHP are said to refer).

Listing NGR: SD6115337826

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