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Reigate Tunnel

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Reigate Tunnel
Location Map ( geo)
Reigate Tunnel south portal (was A217) - Coppermine - 15484.jpg
Southern Portal
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Location
Reigate
County
Surrey
Opening Date
1823
Additional Information
Length:  50m (164 ft)
On road(s)
A217

The Reigate Tunnel is the earliest road tunnel built in Britain (and possibly Europe). It was built in 1823 by W Constable to avoid a detour round the Castle Mound in Reigate. It is around 55 yards (50m) long, bored through sandstone, and was used by vehicular traffic as recently as the 1970s, as part of the A217. Traffic in Reigate now goes round a one way system, of which Castle Mound forms the centre.


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Reigate Tunnel south portal (was A217) - Coppermine - 15484.jpg


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