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Ventilation Station of the Mersey Road Tunnel

A Grade II Listed Building in Birkenhead, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.3956 / 53°23'44"N

Longitude: -3.0165 / 3°0'59"W

OS Eastings: 332500

OS Northings: 389232

OS Grid: SJ325892

Mapcode National: GBR 7YC5.QH

Mapcode Global: WH876.MXR7

Entry Name: Ventilation Station of the Mersey Road Tunnel

Listing Date: 10 October 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201734

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389349

Location: Wirral, CH41

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Birkenhead and Tranmere

Built-Up Area: Birkenhead

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Birkenhead Christ the King

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


SIDNEY STREET (North side)
Ventilation Station of the Mersey Road Tunnel


Ventilation Station to the Mersey Road Tunnel. 1925-1934. By Sir Basil Mott and J.A. Brodie, as engineers and Herbert J.Rowse, architect. Brick faced, steel framed construction. Massive twin towers, largely blind but with double doors in south elevation divided by 3 blind lancet slits. Doors have chevron bands, and architraves formed of brick in rippled courses, with central wing motifs. Ribbed brick quoins to towers, blind lancets and geometrical ribbed decoration towards the top. Built to house fans as part of the ventilation system for the road tunnel.

Listing NGR: SJ3250289231

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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