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Latitude: 52.6534 / 52°39'12"N
Longitude: -1.1956 / 1°11'44"W
OS Eastings: 454513
OS Northings: 306483
OS Grid: SK545064
Mapcode National: GBR F1B.4Q
Mapcode Global: WHDJ9.LKWQ
Entry Name: Tunnel Entrance
Listing Date: 23 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1361059
English Heritage Legacy ID: 188952
Location: Glenfields, Blaby, Leicestershire, LE3
Civil Parish: Glenfields
Built-Up Area: Leicester
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: Glenfield St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
GLENFIELDS STEPHENSON COURT
SK 50 NW
1/31 Tunnel entrance
Entrance to tunnel for the former Swannington to Leicester railway. 1830-32,
by Robert Stephenson. Brick retaining wall with stone parapet. Battered brick
piers flank horseshoe archway which has been blocked C20 with brick and metal
doors. Granite portal originally designed by Stephenson not erected because
of cost. One of the earliest railway tunnels in England and, at 1,796 yards
long, the longest for a long while. Opened 17 July 1832 by Stephenson's Comet.
(Leicestershire Industrial History Society, An Early Railway, 1982).
Listing NGR: SK5451306483
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