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Description: Tunnel Entrance
Date Listed: 23 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 188952
OS Grid Reference: SK5451306483
OS Grid Coordinates: 454513, 306483
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6533, -1.1956
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GLENFIELDS STEPHENSON COURT
SK 50 NW
1/31 Tunnel entrance
Entrance to tunnel for the former Swannington to Leicester railway. 1830-32,
by Robert Stephenson. Brick retaining wall with stone parapet. Battered brick
piers flank horseshoe archway which has been blocked C20 with brick and metal
doors. Granite portal originally designed by Stephenson not erected because
of cost. One of the earliest railway tunnels in England and, at 1,796 yards
long, the longest for a long while. Opened 17 July 1832 by Stephenson's Comet.
(Leicestershire Industrial History Society, An Early Railway, 1982).
Listing NGR: SK5451306483
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Source: English Heritage
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