West entrance to Huddersfield Railway Tunnel

Details

Deposited Plan Number:no data
Date:1845-9
Plans Register:no data
Street:no data
Property Name / Number:Huddersfield Railway Tunnel West Entrance
Area:Gledholt
District:Kirklees
Town:Huddersfield
Grid Reference:SE1376316372
Building Project:West entrance to Huddersfield Railway Tunnel
Type:Transport
Applicant:no data
Applicant Address:no data
Architect:no data
Architect Address:no data
Status of Project:no data
Contractor:Thomas Nicholson [?]
Contractor Address:no data
Work Commenced:no data
Work Completed:no data
Occupants:no data
Subsequent Alterations / History:Existing, Grade II Listed (29 September 1978)
English Heritage Listing:1313765 — listed on 29 September 1978 (old ID: 339452)
Location of Archives:no data
Buildings of Huddersfield ID:3988

Additional Information

1845-9. The contractor may have been Thomas Nicholson, who was employed by the company to build Stanedge Tunnel. Rock-faced rustication. 2 semi-circular arches with plain roll-moulded surrounds, no imposts. South arch taller.

Huddersfield Tunnel caused more constructional difficulties than the tunnel under Stanedge (which remained the longest in the world until eclipsed by the

Severn Tunnel in 1886). As a result this stretch of the line was not opened until lst August 1849.

(Extract from English Heritage listed buildings service, record number 339452) http://lbonline.english-heritage.org.uk/BuildingDetailsForm.aspx?id=339452&search=y

Location

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