Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 28

Thread: ventilation tower/shaft

  1. #1
    tattooed gt-grandma quincyg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Bootle, United Kingdom
    Age
    54
    Posts
    1,030
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default ventilation tower/shaft

    did a search for ventilation but no joy.

    this is White St/Greville St near Park Lane L1


    I was on the way to photograph somewhere else when I saw it. there was someone else taking pics of it. Wonder if it's someone from here?

    Advertisements -------


    and this one is in Wavertree Park by the wall of the botanical gardens
    Proud Scouser, with a dabbling of Welsh and Irish.

    bore yourself silly at my Flickr page...anorak central!

  2. #2
    DaisyChains
    Guest DaisyChains's Avatar

    Default

    I have seen a few of these around recently too.

    One in Blackburne Place, off Hope St.



    and this one in Wavertree ( i think!)


  3. #3
    tattooed gt-grandma quincyg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Bootle, United Kingdom
    Age
    54
    Posts
    1,030
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    there were quite a few around Wavertree/Edge Hill.

    A lot are only showing up now that buildings around them have been demolished.
    Proud Scouser, with a dabbling of Welsh and Irish.

    bore yourself silly at my Flickr page...anorak central!

  4. #4
    PhilipG
    Guest PhilipG's Avatar

    Default

    They're shown on the OS maps.

  5. #5
    tattooed gt-grandma quincyg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Bootle, United Kingdom
    Age
    54
    Posts
    1,030
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    They're shown on the OS maps.
    I've got a couple of early 20th century localised OS maps. must have a proper look.

    I've looked in the tunnel areas but can't make them out. how are they marked Phil? by a letter , number or tiny circle?
    Last edited by quincyg; 03-09-2008 at 01:18 AM.
    Proud Scouser, with a dabbling of Welsh and Irish.

    bore yourself silly at my Flickr page...anorak central!

  6. #6
    Senior Member marky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,093
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    There used to be a 'Star Wars' mural painted on the Grenville Street vent. I haven't seen it since apartments were built, though.

  7. #7
    PhilipG
    Guest PhilipG's Avatar

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by quincyg View Post
    I've got a couple of early 20th century localised OS maps. must have a proper look.

    I've looked in the tunnel areas but can't make them out. how are they marked Phil? by a letter , number or tiny circle?
    On the Wapping tunnel, they're marked by squares (because they're square?).
    They're at: White St/Grenville St; Gt George St/Up Duke St; Blackburne Place; Chatham St/Myrtle St (not sure about this one. It could be a small building); and Crown St., which is marked as 'Air Shaft'.

    Victoria/Waterloo Tunnel, they're marked by circles (because they're circular?).
    Gladstone St/Vauxhall Rd; (Cutting at Hodson/Byrom St); Wilde St./Norton St., (actually just on the other side of the tunnel!); Elizabeth St., near Crown St.; Paddington/Minshull St.; Elm Grove/Paddington; and Woodside St., near Wavertree Rd.
    I'd never realised before that one tunnel had square vents and t'other circular.
    Last edited by PhilipG; 03-09-2008 at 09:24 AM.

  8. #8
    Senior Member marky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,093
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    There are a few circular ones for Dingle Tunnel.
    The '911' mural on Great George Street, is painted on a vent.

  9. #9
    PhilipG
    Guest PhilipG's Avatar

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    There are a few circular ones for Dingle Tunnel.
    The '911' mural on Great George Street, is painted on a vent.
    I looked at that CLC/Garston/Hunts Cross line and it's not so obvious just what is what.
    The first vent is behind Berry St./Wood St.
    The two vents in Great George Street are not obvious, as on the map they could be buildings and are by the side of the line, not over it.
    There are a lot of cuttings before the Dingle Tunnel (not to be confused with the Tunnel to Dingle Station on the Overhead).
    There's a circular vent on Cockburn Street and another near Dingle Road/Matthew Arnold School.
    Last edited by PhilipG; 03-09-2008 at 10:35 AM.

  10. #10
    PhilipG
    Guest PhilipG's Avatar

    Default Mersey Tunnel vents.



    Last edited by PhilipG; 03-09-2008 at 10:20 AM.

  11. #11
    PhilipG
    Guest PhilipG's Avatar

    Default Great George Street vent.

    The line is exactly under the roadway down Great Street Street.

    Last edited by PhilipG; 03-09-2008 at 10:43 AM.

  12. #12
    PhilipG
    Guest PhilipG's Avatar

    Default Berry Street. June 2007.

    Last edited by PhilipG; 03-09-2008 at 10:48 AM.

  13. #13
    Senior Member Waterways's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,924
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    Philip, what is this picture all about?
    The new Amsterdam at Liverpool?
    Save Liverpool Docks and Waterways - Click

    Deprived of its unique dockland waters Liverpool
    becomes a Venice without canals, just another city, no
    longer of special interest to anyone, least of all the
    tourist. Would we visit a modernised Venice of filled in
    canals to view its modern museum describing
    how it once was?


    Giving Liverpool a full Metro - CLICK
    Rapid-transit rail: Everton, Liverpool & Arena - CLICK

    Save Royal Iris - Sign Petition

  14. #14
    Senior Member disco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Anfield
    Posts
    60
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Back of the coach terminus on Norton street
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMAG0371.JPG 
Views:	202 
Size:	64.0 KB 
ID:	5482  

  15. #15
    Senior Member Waterways's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,924
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22

    Default

    The Wapping Waterloo Tunnels have too many vent shafts for an electric railway. Many can be removed. They were built for steam trains.
    The new Amsterdam at Liverpool?
    Save Liverpool Docks and Waterways - Click

    Deprived of its unique dockland waters Liverpool
    becomes a Venice without canals, just another city, no
    longer of special interest to anyone, least of all the
    tourist. Would we visit a modernised Venice of filled in
    canals to view its modern museum describing
    how it once was?


    Giving Liverpool a full Metro - CLICK
    Rapid-transit rail: Everton, Liverpool & Arena - CLICK

    Save Royal Iris - Sign Petition

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Woodside ventilation shaft
    By chriskay in forum Wider Merseyside
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-11-2011, 02:54 AM
  2. Mersey tunnel and ventilation shafts
    By georgie t in forum Buildings and Structures
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 07-13-2011, 08:17 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68