Kingsway Tram Subway (northern section only)

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1378792

Date first listed: 11-Feb-1998

Statutory Address: Kingsway Tram Subway (northern section only), Southampton Row

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Location

Statutory Address: Kingsway Tram Subway (northern section only), Southampton Row

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Camden (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 30472 81660

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Details

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TQ3081NW 798-1/100/1776 CAMDEN SOUTHAMPTON ROW Kingsway Tram Subway (northern section only)

11/02/98 GV II Tram subway. 1904-1906. By the London County Council for their tramways undertaking.

Tunnel lined with white glazed brick and retains its original cobbles and tram rails; with granite-clad portal and surrounds, the latter surmounted by cast-iron railings. Tunnel entrance is square in section, heightened in 1929-1931 to take double-deckers. Cast and wrought-iron gas lamp stand at south end of surviving section with monogram 'LCC' incorporated at base.

HISTORICAL NOTE: the subway originally ran from the Embankment to Holborn, and was constructed as part of the original layout of Kingsway by the LCC; it closed in 1952. The southern end was adapted as a traffic underpass in 1964 and is not included. The separate northern section has considerable streetscape value for the quality of its granite massing and ironwork decoration as well as having particular historical interest as the only underpass specifically for trams.

Listing NGR: TQ3047281660

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 478146

Legacy System: LBS

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