© Krystyna Szulecka LBIPP
PORTAL TO NORTH ENTRANCE OF BRAMHOPE RAILWAY TUNNEL AT SE 255 438,
BRAMHOPE, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
Krystyna Szulecka LBIPP
08 August 2007
07 April 1988
Date of last amendment:
07 April 1988
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SE 24 SE
6/96 Portal to north
- entrance of Bramhope
at SE 255 438
Portal to north entrance of tunnel on Leeds to Thirsk Railway. 1845 to 1849.
Engineer Thomas Grainger. Rock-faced sandstone. Gothic style, with side
tower and turrets. Horseshoe archway, with bolection-moulded surround and
large figured keystone, machicolated cornice, parapet of plain slabs each
with a square hole, central raised cop framing a cartouche with wheatsheaf,
fleece and fish emblems. To the left a large cylindrical tower of 3 stages
defined by string courses, with round-headed windows in each stage,
machicolated cornice and high embattled parapet with blind cruciform loops.
To the right a smaller octagonal tower on a square base, with similar loops,
and corbelled battlements. Retaining wall continued on each side of these
towers, that on the right with a quadrant terminating in a turret, that on
the left straight and probably similarly terminated (end concealed by
vegetation). Note: memorial to workmen killed during the
construction of this tunnel, in form of a model of it, in churchyard of Otley
Parish Church, Otley.