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Ventilation Station of the Mersey Road Tunnel

A Grade II Listed Building in Birkenhead, Wirral

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201737

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389357

Location: Wirral, CH41

County: Wirral

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

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Listing Text


789-1/9/148 (West side)
10/10/80 Ventilation Station of the Mersey
Road Tunnel


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:
Harmondsworth: 1971-).

Listing NGR: SJ3226189285

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