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East Portal of Farnley Scar Tunnel

A Grade II Listed Building in Corbridge, Northumberland

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Latitude: 54.9632 / 54°57'47"N

Longitude: -1.9994 / 1°59'57"W

OS Eastings: 400138

OS Northings: 563174

OS Grid: NZ001631

Mapcode National: GBR GCG1.YM

Mapcode Global: WHB2F.8H5Z

Plus Code: 9C6WX272+77

Entry Name: East Portal of Farnley Scar Tunnel

Listing Date: 24 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1370551

English Heritage Legacy ID: 239902

ID on this website: 101370551

Location: Northumberland, NE45

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Corbridge

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Corbridge with Halton and Newton Hall

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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10/141 East portal of Farnley
Scar Tunnel


Portal of railway tunnel, opened 1834 for the Newcastle-Carlisle line. Engineer Francis Giles. Squared
stone with tooled and margined dressings, brick soffit. Round arch with flat-coped wall above; flanking
wing walls have similar coping.

Farnley Scar Tunnel (170 yards long) was one of two tunnels on the Newcastle-
Carlisle line, the earliest cross-country railway in the world. The tunnel
was bypassed by the adjacent cutting in the later C19, but remains in good

Listing NGR: NZ0013863174

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