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A303 Tunnel near Stonehenge


thewilliam2 3 1.5k United Kingdom
17 Nov 2020 11:19PM

Quote:And here in Dorset a lord had an entire village rebuilt somewhere else because it spoiled his view!


Was that Stourhead?
Squirrel 13 469 7 England
22 Nov 2020 9:35PM
How about planting some interesting trees along the road side or a hedge to act as a screen. Might cost a bit to get it established but would be better for the wildlife. It would also act as a sound barrier. Cost less than a tunnel.
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
23 Nov 2020 11:08AM

Quote:Was that Stourhead?


Milton Abbas - Stourhead is in Wiltshire but there have been others. Edensor in Derbyshire springs to mind.
Railcam 14 877 2 Scotland
23 Nov 2020 1:35PM

Quote:That's why some early railways went through tunnels when the terrain didn't really warrant it - in each case Lord So-and-so was happy for the railway to run under his land but not over it.


That would be Haddon Hall, just south of Bakewell in Derbyshire. The Duke of Rutland insisted that the Midland Railway hide the line from view. It was basically built in a cutting and then covered over, known as a "cut & cover" tunnel.

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