SiteName: Lyme Regis - Thistle Hill Road Tunnel
Lyme Regis, Dorset
OS Grid Ref: SY349949
Site visit - 2003
Photo by John Spargo
originally ran through a narrow road tunnel under Thistle Hill,
three miles north of Lyme Regis in Dorset. When the road was improved
during the 1980's, a new cutting was excavated a few yards to
the south west, doing away with the need for a tunnel.
The old road alignment was abandoned although the tunnel still
exists and is open at both ends with dumped soil at one end to
stop cars driving through it.
The current explorer (1:25,000) map clearly shows
the old road alignment and tunnel
Please note: Access to the tunnel is from the western end only as the
eastern end opens into a garden.
updated: Tuesday, 04-Jan-2011 14:55:37 GMT || |
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