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Tunnel Entrance, Glenfields

Description: Tunnel Entrance

Grade: II
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

Location: Saintbury Road, Glenfields, Leicestershire LE3 8BX

Locality: Glenfields
Local Authority: Blaby District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE3 8BX

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Listing Text

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

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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