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NORTH YORK MOORS RAILWAY PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY APPROXIMATELY 110 METRES LONG

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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: NORTH YORK MOORS RAILWAY PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY APPROXIMATELY 110 METRES LONG

List entry Number: 1148752

Location

NORTH YORK MOORS RAILWAY PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY APPROXIMATELY 110 METRES LONG

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: North Yorkshire

District: Scarborough

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Grosmont

National Park: NORTH YORK MOORS

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 07-Jul-1989

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 327614

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GROSMONT NORTH YORK MOORS NZ 80 NW RAILWAY 3/138 Pedestrian Subway approximately one hundred and ten metres long GV II* Tramway tunnel, now pedestrian subway. c.1834. By George Stephenson for the Whitby and Pickering Railway Company. Bordered tooled sandstone. North entrance: battered retaining wall contains single round-arched entrance between tapering cylindrical turrets on tall chamfered bases. Machicolated cornice with castellated parapet runs above arch between turrets which have flat circular caps. Retaining wall to east curves against hillside anti terminates in low cylindrical pier with machicolated flat cap. Wall west of arch dies into hillside. South entrance: repeats north entrance without castellated parapet above arch. The subway was originally the horse tramway tunnel on the Whitby to Pickering railway line and became obsolete c.1847 when superseded by a steam tunnel (q.v.) built alongside by the York and North Midland Railway Company.

Listing NGR: NZ8282205096

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National Grid Reference: NZ 82822 05096

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