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South Portal of Welwyn Tunnel 300 Metres North of Welwyn North Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Welwyn, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8261 / 51°49'33"N

Longitude: -0.191 / 0°11'27"W

OS Eastings: 524762

OS Northings: 215708

OS Grid: TL247157

Mapcode National: GBR J8W.DJX

Mapcode Global: VHGPD.MCWG

Entry Name: South Portal of Welwyn Tunnel 300 Metres North of Welwyn North Station

Listing Date: 4 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385392

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485854

Location: Welwyn, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL6

County: Hertfordshire

District: Welwyn Hatfield

Civil Parish: Welwyn

Built-Up Area: Welwyn Garden City

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Digswell

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

WELWYN

TL 21 NW HARMER GREEN LANE
77/2/10050 (West side)
04-OCT-00 South Portal of Welwyn Tunnel, 300 met
res north of Welwyn North Station

II

Railway Tunnel Portal. 1849-50, for the Great Northern Railway, engineered by William and Joseph Cubitt and built by Thomas Brassey. Sandstone ashlar.
Semi-circular arch with dressed keyed surround. Cornice and parapet. Flanking towers which rise clear of the centre but are capped in a similar fashion.
This portal has strong group value with the adjacent Welwyn North Station (qv).
History: This line was opened by the GNR in 1850 and was engineered by William and Joseph Cubitt and built by Thomas Brassey.
References: O.S.Nock, The Great Northern Railway, Ian Allan, 1974. C.Awdry, Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies, Patrick Stephens Limited, 1990, p 134.


Listing NGR: TL2476215708

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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