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Watford Tunnel, South Entrance to West Tunnel, Watford

Description: Watford Tunnel, South Entrance to West Tunnel

Grade: II
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

Location: Tunnel Wood Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 4WN

Locality: Watford
Local Authority: Watford Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD17 4WN

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Listing Text

5259 Watford Tunnel,
south entrance to
west tunnel
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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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