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South Ventilation Shaft, Kilsby Tunnel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kilsby, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3278 / 52°19'40"N

Longitude: -1.159 / 1°9'32"W

OS Eastings: 457408

OS Northings: 270300

OS Grid: SP574703

Mapcode National: GBR 8R9.1SB

Mapcode Global: VHCTZ.VRMC

Plus Code: 9C4W8RHR+49

Entry Name: South Ventilation Shaft, Kilsby Tunnel

Listing Date: 11 March 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1343043

English Heritage Legacy ID: 361067

Location: Kilsby, West Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, CV23

County: Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Kilsby

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Kilsby St Faith

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text


South ventilation shaft,
Kilsby Tunnel


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 1833-38 under the supervision of Robert Stephenson. The
Kilsby Tunnel was opened in 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 time. The base of the shafts inside the tunnel are shown in
lithographs by J.C. Bourne of c.1838 in The Science Museum, London.
(J.C. Jeaffreson, Lofe of Robert Stephenson, 1864, Vol.1, p.201; D. Beckett,
Stephenson's Britain, 1984, p.99).

Listing NGR: SP5740870300

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