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Tunnel Entrance

A Grade II Listed Building in Glenfields, Leicestershire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361059

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188952

Location: Glenfields, Blaby, Leicestershire, LE3

County: Leicestershire

District: Blaby

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

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Listing Text

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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