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North Ventilation Shaft, Kilsby Tunnel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kilsby, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.333 / 52°19'58"N

Longitude: -1.1658 / 1°9'56"W

OS Eastings: 456942

OS Northings: 270876

OS Grid: SP569708

Mapcode National: GBR 8R3.L40

Mapcode Global: VHCTZ.RM2C

Entry Name: North Ventilation Shaft, Kilsby Tunnel

Listing Date: 11 March 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076406

English Heritage Legacy ID: 361066

Location: Kilsby, Daventry, Northamptonshire, CV23

County: Northamptonshire

District: Daventry

Civil Parish: Kilsby

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Kilsby St Faith

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 05/09/2012


North ventilation shaft,
Kilsby Tunnel


Ventilation shaft. c.1838. Engineer Robert Stephenson. Random blue and red brick
with stone dressings. Circular with square recesses around the base,
machicolated stone frieze and castellated parapet. The London to Birmingham
railway was built in 1833-58 under the supervision of Robert Stephenson. The
Kilsby tunnel was opened 1838 and is approx. 2,194 metres long. The ventilation
shafts were built from the top downwards, small portions of the wall being
excavated at a tine. The base of the shafts inside the tunnel are shown in
lithographs by J.C. Bourne c.1838, in The Science Museum, London.
(J.C. Jeaffreson, Life of Robert Stephenson, 1864, Vol.I, p. 201; D. Beckett,
Stephenson Britain 1984, p.99),

Listing NGR: SP5694270876

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