Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Lime Street Tunnel

From Graces Guide

Tunnel 2,230 yards long on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway running from Edge Hill to a new station Lime Street Railway Station

Work started 23 May 1832; opened 15 August 1836

1833 'Railway Tunnel.— The making of the tunnel for the conveyance of passngers by the Railway from Lime-street, has been commenced, but no great progress has yet been made in the work. Two shafts only have been built, one in the yard of the Lunatic Asylum, in Ashton-street, and one in Crown-street.'[1]

Supervisor of the work was William Allcard

Contractor was William Mackenzie

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Sources of Information

  1. Gore's Liverpool General Advertiser - Thursday 24 January 1833