Ardglen Tunnel | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Ardglen Tunnel

Item details

Name of item: Ardglen Tunnel
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Tunnel
Primary address: Main Northern Railway, Ardglen, NSW 2338
Local govt. area: Upper Hunter


The listing boundary is the tunnel itself and the two portals with surrounding cuttings, tracks formation, retaining walls etc for a distance of 20 metres along the track alignment past the edge of the cutting for each portal and the full height of the cutting above.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Northern RailwayArdglenUpper Hunter  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Ardglen tunnel is of high signficance as the oldest single line tunnel in use in the State and as one of the very few remaining single line tunnels in use. It is also an important landscape element at the head of the ridge which is approached by steep grades in both directions.
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Physical description: STRUCTURES
tunnel - 1877 oldest single line tunnel in operation brick lined, HS, REP, RNE

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Transport-Activities associated with the moving of people and goods from one place to another, and systems for the provision of such movements (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria f)
This item is assessed as historically rare. This item is assessed as scientifically rare. This item is assessed as arch. rare. This item is assessed as socially rare.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanUpper Hunter LEP 2013I19923 Dec 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
State Rail Authority Heritage Register Study1999SRA220State Rail Authority  No

References, internet links & images


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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2810294

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