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Former Dock Entrance to Meysey Road Tunnel

A Grade II Listed Building in Birkenhead, Wirral

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.397 / 53°23'49"N

Longitude: -3.0239 / 3°1'25"W

OS Eastings: 332016

OS Northings: 389399

OS Grid: SJ320893

Mapcode National: GBR 7YB4.4Z

Mapcode Global: WH876.JW94

Entry Name: Former Dock Entrance to Meysey Road Tunnel

Listing Date: 10 August 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282513

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389303

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


BIRKENHEAD

SJ3289 RENDEL STREET
789-1/9/142 (East side)
Former Dock Entrance to Mersey Road
Tunnel

II

Dock entrance to Mersey Road Tunnel, now disused. 1931-34. By
Sir Basil Mott and J.A. Brodie as engineers, Herbert J.Rowse,
architect. White Portland stone. Retaining walls marking
approach each side of tunnel portal, with low terminal blocks
at each end, and tunnel entrance. Moderne style with Egyptian
detailing. Tunnel entrance with low relief shield flanked by
winged beasts over. Scallopped cornice to retaining walls
built on curve to each side. Terminal blocks stepped in plan
and battered in section. Narrow bands of window, and stone
grid-work with ribbed cornice band with arrow motif in low
relief.


Listing NGR: SJ3201689399

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

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