Entrance To Mersey Tunnel / Entrance To Mersey Road Tunnel

15 May 2005
Entrance To Mersey Tunnel, King's Square, Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside
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Entrance To Mersey Road Tunnel, King's Square, Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SJ3288NE KING'S SQUARE 789-1/14/93 Entrance to Mersey Tunnel 10/10/80 (Formerly Listed as: KING'S SQUARE Entrance to Mersey Road Tunnel)


Tunnel entrance. 1925-34. Engineered by Sir Basil Mott and J.A.Brodie, with Herbert J.Rowse as architect. Faced in white Portland stone. Egyptian style. Two flanking lodge towers, and walls leading downwards towards portals. Lodge towers have round-headed arched entrances flanked by fluted engaged shafts, and wing motifs in low relief over. Scalloped frieze and high blocking course above. Flanking walls link to retaining walls of tunnel entrance, with chevron frieze. Wing motif over portals. Original height of westernmost lodge tower reduced during alterations which have included additional building against the flanking wall and partially glazed infilling of formerly open ground floor of towers.

Listing NGR: SJ3258188689


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0489 IOE Records taken by Geoffrey Court; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Dr Geoffrey Court. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Court, Geoffrey

Rights Holder: Court, Geoffrey


20th Century Road Tunnel Portal, Transport, Tunnel Portal