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Air Shaft to the Rotherhithe Tunnel

A Grade II Listed Building in Rotherhithe, London

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Latitude: 51.5042 / 51°30'15"N

Longitude: -0.0488 / 0°2'55"W

OS Eastings: 535520

OS Northings: 180171

OS Grid: TQ355801

Mapcode National: GBR J9.Y3H

Mapcode Global: VHGR1.3GK6

Plus Code: 9C3XGX32+MF

Entry Name: Air Shaft to the Rotherhithe Tunnel

Listing Date: 1 July 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385839

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471251

Location: Rotherhithe, Southwark, London, SE16

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Rotherhithe

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Rotherhithe St Mary with All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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636-1/3/657 (North West side)
01/07/83 Air shaft to the Rotherhithe Tunnel


Air shaft 'drum' to Rotherhithe Tunnel. 1904-08. By Sir
Maurice Fitzmaurice, engineer. For the LCC. Red brick with
Portland stone dressings, no roof.
Circular single-storey building containing staircase down to
tunnel with 4 ventilation fans at low level. Projecting
doorway bay to south with stone quoins and 2 openings with
stone surrounds. Window bays around drum articulated by brick
pilaster strips rising from granite plinth to stone
corbel-bracketed cornice. Coupled narrow window openings, in
quoined stone surrounds, have decorative iron grilles with the
LCC monogram. The staircase is of iron with wrought balustrade
and cast lamp standards.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the tunnel was begun in 1904 and opened by
the Prince of Wales in 1908. The shaft complements its twin in
the King Edward VII Memorial Park, Shadwell (see London
Borough of Tower Hamlets).

Listing NGR: TQ3552080171

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