TQ3472 : Entrance to Crescent Wood Tunnel, Sydenham Hill Woods

taken 9 years ago, near to Dulwich, Southwark, Great Britain

Entrance to Crescent Wood Tunnel, Sydenham Hill Woods
Entrance to Crescent Wood Tunnel, Sydenham Hill Woods
The London, Chatham & Dover Railway opened the line from Nunhead to Crystal Palace High Level in 1865 to serve the Crystal Palace, which had been rebuilt on Sydenham Hill some ten years previously. Unfortunately the Crystal Palace was in decline as a visitor attraction by the end of the 19th century and this, coupled with the fact that the line passed through an area which was largely undeveloped well into the 20th century, meant that the line had very low passenger usage. It finally closed in 1954. There were two tunnels on the line. This is the north portal of Crescent Wood Tunnel which is the northern one of the two. It is located in Sydenham Hill Woods which is managed by the London Wildlife Trust - hence the sign inside the metal gate blocking the tunnel entrance.
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TQ3472, 128 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 6 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Railways  Derelict, Disused  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3432 7237 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.0649N 0:4.1428W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3433 7239
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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