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Description: Watford Tunnel, South Entrance to West Tunnel
Date Listed: 7 January 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 158135
OS Grid Reference: TQ0994398618
OS Grid Coordinates: 509943, 198618
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6756, -0.4114
5259 Watford Tunnel,
south entrance to
TQ 09 SE 3/12
1837 classical stone entrance to original tunnel of London-Birmingham Railway.
Robert Stephenson, engineer. Round-headed archway with classical front, channelled
rustication, moulded imposts, heavy dentil cornice with plain pediment over. Brick
side abutments with dentil cornice carried over. The tunnel is over a mile long and
10 men were killed building it.
J C Bournet Drawings of the London and Birmingham Railway 1839
Listing NGR: TQ0994398618
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Source: English Heritage
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