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©  Krystyna Szulecka LBIPP

IoE Number: 436540
Location: PORTAL TO NORTH ENTRANCE OF BRAMHOPE RAILWAY TUNNEL AT SE 255 438,
  BRAMHOPE, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
Photographer: Krystyna Szulecka LBIPP
Date Photographed: 08 August 2007
Date listed: 07 April 1988
Date of last amendment: 07 April 1988
Grade II

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BRAMHOPESE 24 SELS 166/96Portal to north-entrance of Bramhope

BRAMHOPE SE 24 SE LS 16 6/96 Portal to north - entrance of Bramhope railway tunnel at SE 255 438 - II 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.

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