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.

Waterloo Tunnel

From Graces Guide

also Victoria Tunnel, Liverpool

1847 'VICTORIA TUNNEL. On Monday, the first stone of the grand entrance of the tunnel was laid at Edge-hill, by Edward Woods, Esq., the engineer, in the presence of many of the railway officers, and of a large concourse of Persons. The works of the tunnel commence by a splendid iron bridge, of two arches, across their railway at Wavertree-lane: several acres of land are in progress of excavation at Edge-hill, to be added to the present station, where there will be abundant space for the thousands who, in the summer season, avail themselves of the cheap trains. The grand entrance of the tunnel is under the road leading to the railway hotel, and several hundreds of workmen are already engaged on these gigantic undertakings. The tunnel is to pass in an oblique direction across the town, being carried in a direct line under the King's Monument, Christ's Church, the Friends' Meeting-house, the Chapel in Byrom-street, the North Dispensary in Vauxhall-road, and then under the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, to a station comprising several acres, between Great Howard-street and the, Waterloo Dock. These works have been contracted for by Messrs. Samuel and James and Holme, and Mr. M'Cormick, and considerable progress has been made at the various "eyes," as they are termed, along the whole of the line. The entire cost will be, we understand, about £200,000/'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Liverpool Standard and General Commercial Advertiser, 9 February 1847