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Latitude: 53.396 / 53°23'45"N
Longitude: -3.0201 / 3°1'12"W
OS Eastings: 332262
OS Northings: 389284
OS Grid: SJ322892
Mapcode National: GBR 7YB5.YB
Mapcode Global: WH876.LW1X
Entry Name: Ventilation Station of the Mersey Road Tunnel
Listing Date: 10 October 1980
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1201737
English Heritage Legacy ID: 389357
Location: Wirral, CH41
Electoral Ward/Division: Birkenhead and Tranmere
Built-Up Area: Birkenhead
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside
Church of England Parish: Birkenhead Christ the King
Church of England Diocese: Chester
SJ3289 TAYLOR STREET
789-1/9/148 (West side)
10/10/80 Ventilation Station of the Mersey
Ventilation Station of the Mersey Road Tunnel. 1925-34. By Sir
Basil Mott and J.A.Brodie, engineers, and Herbert J.Rowse,
architect. Brick faced steel framed construction. Tower
comprised of a series of grouped geometric blocks, largely
blind but with small doorway in eastern elevation, and double
doors in northern elevation. Doors themselves original
features, with bands of chevron and scallop decoration.
Architraves formed from rippled coursing of brick, with wing
motifs in centre. Some ornamentation in the brickwork, with
diamond frieze at base and giant cross motif in the largest of
the blocks. Chevron bands of brickwork mark the tops of the
towers, and the largest block is marked by a frieze of
recessed panels or slits. Built to house fans as part of the
ventilation system for the road tunnel.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N and Hubbard E: Cheshire:
Listing NGR: SJ3226189285
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