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© Mr John Turner

IoE Number: 327614
Location: NORTH YORK MOORS RAILWAY PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY APPROXIMATELY 110 METRES LONG,
  GROSMONT, SCARBOROUGH, NORTH YORKSHIRE
Photographer: Mr John Turner
Date Photographed: 06 October 2001
Date listed: 07 July 1989
Date of last amendment: 07 July 1989
Grade II*

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GROSMONTNORTH YORK MOORSNZ 80 NWRAILWAY3/138Pedestrian Subwayapproximately one

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subway was originally the horse tramway tunnel on the Whitby to Pickering railway line and became obsolete c.1847 when superseded by a steam tunnel (q.v.) built alongside by the York and North Midland Railway Company.

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