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Latitude: 53.0038 / 53°0'13"N
Longitude: -3.9434 / 3°56'36"W
OS Eastings: 269690
OS Northings: 346930
OS Grid: SH696469
Mapcode National: GBR 5Y.GW03
Mapcode Global: WH559.DRFL
Plus Code: 9C5R2334+GJ
Entry Name: Railway Tunnel Portal
Listing Date: 1 February 1996
Last Amended: 1 February 1996
Source ID: 16885
Building Class: Transport
Location: At the S entrance of Blaenau railway tunnel, immediately W of the road on the downhill approach to the town from the Crimea Pass.
Locality: Llechwedd Slate Mine
Traditional County: Merionethshire
Tagged with: Railway tunnel
History: Tunnel entrance dated 1879 and constructed for the LNWR at the mouth of the Blaenau Tunnel. By W. Smith, engineer, whose name appears on a date plaque above the entrance arch.
Description: Broad semi-circular arch set within tapered and pedimented portal. Of snecked, rough-dressed stone; expressed voussoirs and simple arch ring. The pediment, with central recessed slate date plaque, is set over a dentillated cornice. Stepped and angled retaining walls to either side of the entrance.
Listed for its special interest as a C19 railway tunnel portal and for group value with other listed items at the former Llechwedd railway sidings.
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