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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1343043



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
NorthamptonshireDaventryDistrict AuthorityKilsby

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Mar-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 361067

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KILSBY LONDON TO BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY SP57SE4 2/174 South ventilation shaft, Kilsby Tunnel

- II*

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 1833-38 under the supervision of Robert Stephenson. The Kilsby Tunnel was opened in 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 time. The base of the shafts inside the tunnel are shown in lithographs by J.C. Bourne of c.1838 in The Science Museum, London. (J.C. Jeaffreson, Lofe of Robert Stephenson, 1864, Vol.1, p.201; D. Beckett, Stephenson's Britain, 1984, p.99).

Listing NGR: SP5740870300

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Beckett, D - Title: Stephensons Britain - Date: 1984 - Page References: 99
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Jeaffreson, J C - Title: Life of Robert Stephenson - Date: 1864 - Volume: 1 - Page References: 201

National Grid Reference: SP 57408 70300


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