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Kingsway Tram Subway (northern section only)

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.5188 / 51°31'7"N

Longitude: -0.1209 / 0°7'15"W

OS Eastings: 530472

OS Northings: 181660

OS Grid: TQ304816

Mapcode National: GBR K9.0Q

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.V3F0

Plus Code: 9C3XGV9H+GJ

Entry Name: Kingsway Tram Subway (northern section only)

Listing Date: 11 February 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378792

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478146

Location: Camden, London, WC1B

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Holborn and Covent Garden

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Bloomsbury Way St George

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 21/08/2018


Kingsway Tram Subway (northern section only)


Tram subway. 1904-1906. By the London County Council for their tramways undertaking.

Tunnel lined with white glazed brick and retains its original cobbles and tram rails; with granite-clad portal and surrounds, the latter surmounted by cast-iron railings. Tunnel entrance is square in section, heightened in 1929-1931 to take double-deckers. Cast and wrought-iron gas lamp stand at south end of surviving section with monogram 'LCC' incorporated at base.

HISTORICAL NOTE: the subway originally ran from the Embankment to Holborn, and was constructed as part of the original layout of Kingsway by the LCC; it closed in 1952. The southern end was adapted as a traffic underpass in 1964 and is not included. The separate northern section has considerable streetscape value for the quality of its granite massing and ironwork decoration as well as having particular historical interest as the only underpass specifically for trams.

Listing NGR: TQ3047281660

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

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