SE0210 : Standedge Tunnel Ventilation Tower

taken 8 years ago, near to Marsden, Kirklees, Great Britain

Standedge Tunnel Ventilation Tower
Standedge Tunnel Ventilation Tower
Standedge is a moorland escarpment in the Pennines, between Marsden and Diggle. It has been a major moorland crossing point since Roman times and possibly earlier.

Four parallel tunnels run under Standedge from Diggle to Marsden. The canal tunnel is the oldest of these, having been opened in 1811 as part of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, and is still in use. The three railway tunnels were opened respectively in 1848, 1871 and 1894; only the 1894 tunnel still carries rail traffic. (LinkExternal link )

This is one of the ventilation shafts providing air to the tunnels.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 16 June, 2011   (more nearby)
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Friday, 17 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Uplands  Railways  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0298 1076 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:35.6045N 1:57.3870W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0298 1075
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