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Shadwell Portal to the Rotherhithe Tunnel

A Grade II Listed Building in Shadwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5108 / 51°30'38"N

Longitude: -0.0419 / 0°2'30"W

OS Eastings: 535980

OS Northings: 180910

OS Grid: TQ359809

Mapcode National: GBR K4.D41

Mapcode Global: VHGR1.7966

Plus Code: 9C3XGX65+86

Entry Name: Shadwell Portal to the Rotherhithe Tunnel

Listing Date: 1 April 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242219

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441613

ID on this website: 101242219

Location: Ratcliff, Tower Hamlets, London, E14

County: London

District: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: Shadwell

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Paul Shadwell

Church of England Diocese: London

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1. Shadwell
Shadwell Portal to
TQ 3580 23/1 the Rotherhithe Tunnel

1904-08, the tunnel was engineered by Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice, following structural
system established with the Blackwall Tunnel. The architectural design of the
portal similar to those for Blackwall by Thomas Blashill. A semi-circular arch
with roll mould, the spandrels and parapet faced in polished pink granite. Bull
nosed string below parapet which is flanked by slightly battered dies with curved
pyramidal cappings. Stone stairs with granite parapets descend in 2 flights along
the cutting retaining walls giving pedestrian access to the tunnel footpaths.
NB for archway to tunnel approach see Branch Road. The Surrey shore portal, see
Rotherhithe Tunnel Approach, is of identical design.

Listing NGR: TQ3598080910

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