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Latitude: 52.333 / 52°19'58"N
Longitude: -1.1658 / 1°9'56"W
OS Eastings: 456942
OS Northings: 270876
OS Grid: SP569708
Mapcode National: GBR 8R3.L40
Mapcode Global: VHCTZ.RM2C
Entry Name: North Ventilation Shaft, Kilsby Tunnel
Listing Date: 11 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1076406
English Heritage Legacy ID: 361066
Location: Kilsby, Daventry, Northamptonshire, CV23
Civil Parish: Kilsby
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Kilsby St Faith
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 05/09/2012
LONDON TO BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY
North ventilation shaft,
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
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