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Latitude: 51.5016 / 51°30'5"N
Longitude: -0.053 / 0°3'10"W
OS Eastings: 535237
OS Northings: 179870
OS Grid: TQ352798
Mapcode National: GBR JB.3BG
Mapcode Global: VHGR1.1JB7
Entry Name: Engine House and Chimney
Listing Date: 31 January 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386007
English Heritage Legacy ID: 471428
Location: Southwark, London, SE16
Electoral Ward/Division: Rotherhithe
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
TQ3579 TUNNEL ROAD
636-1/6/817 (East side)
31/01/74 Engine House and Chimney
Engine house. c1842, possibly enlarged 1865; altered several
times and restored 1976. Stock brick with later pantiled roof
of fairly low pitch, kneelers to gable ends.
2 storeys. Blind west return has flat buttresses to 1st floor.
East return mainly blind with various filled in openings;
parapet corbelled out. North end has part of a curved wall to
right and, to left, an attached, taller, square battered
chimney with stone cornice and blocking course above a brick
corbel table; round-arched window at 1st floor with brick
string above. South return has opening to interior. Replica
steel plate chimney stack reinstated in 1993.
INTERIOR: restored as exhibition space for Brunel's machinery.
Built to house pumping machinery for Marc Brunel's tunnel
under the Thames. Included for its historical associations
with the Brunels and the first Thames tunnel (1825-1853).
Listing NGR: TQ3523779870
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