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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: CATTLE TUNNEL 170 METRES NORTH WEST OF VALE ROYAL RAILWAY VIADUCT

List entry Number: 1228362

Location

CATTLE TUNNEL 170 METRES NORTH WEST OF VALE ROYAL RAILWAY VIADUCT

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

County District District Type Parish
Cheshire West and ChesterUnitary AuthorityHartford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Jul-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 402981

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History

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Details

HARTFORD C.P. SJ 67 SW 6410 7081 4/34 Cattle tunnel 170m north-west of Vale Royal - Railway Viaduct

- II

Cattle tunnel through embankment to viaduct: 1837 by George Stephenson and Joseph Locke for Lord Delamere. English garden wall bond blue brick. Semi-circular arched entrance (of 2½ bricks thickness), c.3m wide, opens into a barrel vaulted tunnel running for 40m through the embankment. Large stone keyblock at either end has Delamere arms carved on it. Flat stone coping on low parapet and on revetment walls running down to the ground. Henrietta Cholmondeley's notebook (Cheshire Record Office DBC/2309/1/11) records the visit of George Stephenson to her father, Lord Delamere, in 1837. This tunnel may have been built as a concession for putting the railway through, as the viaduct only allowed room for the carriage drive.

Listing NGR: SJ6414070766

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National Grid Reference: SJ 64140 70766

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