NORTH VENTILATION SHAFT, KILSBY TUNNEL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1076406

Date first listed: 11-Mar-1987

Statutory Address: NORTH VENTILATION SHAFT, KILSBY TUNNEL, LONDON TO BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY

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Location

Statutory Address: NORTH VENTILATION SHAFT, KILSBY TUNNEL, LONDON TO BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Northamptonshire

District: Daventry (District Authority)

Parish: Kilsby

National Grid Reference: SP 56942 70876

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Details

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KILSBY LONDON TO BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY North ventilation shaft, Kilsby Tunnel

II*

Ventilation shaft. c.1838. Engineer Robert Stephenson. Random blue and red brick with stone dressings. Circular with square recesses around the base, machicolated stone frieze and castellated parapet. The London to Birmingham railway was built in 1833-58 under the supervision of Robert Stephenson. The Kilsby tunnel was opened 1838 and is approx. 2,194 metres long. The ventilation shafts were built from the top downwards, small portions of the wall being excavated at a tine. The base of the shafts inside the tunnel are shown in lithographs by J.C. Bourne c.1838, in The Science Museum, London. (J.C. Jeaffreson, Life of Robert Stephenson, 1864, Vol.I, p. 201; D. Beckett, Stephenson Britain 1984, p.99),

Listing NGR: SP5694270876

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 361066

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Beckett, D, Stephensons Britain, (1984), 99
Jeaffreson, J C, Life of Robert Stephenson, (1864), 201

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