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Report - Deptford - Lambton & Hetton Staithes tunnels, Sunderland, May 2015

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by stranton, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. stranton

    stranton subterranean explorer
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    Nothing epic,
    but thought I would share with you

    Deptford tunnel (left) and Lambton & Hetton staithes tunnel (right)
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    Deptford tunnel
    The Deptford tunnel is 218yds long, twin bore
    running from deptford (west) to the staithes (east) runs beneath Beach street.
    The east portal lies parallel too the Lambton & Hetton staithes tunnel and is sealed with heavy duty panneling,
    a block wall lies 10yds in the tunnel with no apparent purpose.
    The roof and walls are made of red bricks, with no air shafts
    refuges are on both sides of the tunnel.
    The west portal is buried beneath a concrete cap,
    nothing remains of this.
    opened in 1865 and closed in 1967, along with Lambton staithes.
    The tunnel was originally 227yds, but cut too its current 218yds in 1911
    too accomodate the 2nd tunnel.

    remains of original east portal
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    remains of original tunnel bore
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    west portal is buried beneath this concrete cap
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    Lambton & Hetton staithes tunnel
    The Lambton & Hetton staithes tunnel is 109yds long, single bore except last 10yds
    running between Lambton & Hetton staithes runs beneath the former Hetton colliery railway.
    The east portal lies parallel too the Deptford tunnel and is sealed with heavy duty panneling,
    a pile of debris blocks the tunnel at the halfway point possibly by the land owner.
    The roof and walls are made of red bricks, with no air shafts
    refuges are on both sides of the tunnel.
    The west portal exits on private property,
    the tunnel is single bore at the east but changes too twin bore for last 10yds at the west
    opened in 1911 and closed in 1959, along with Hetton staithes and hetton colliery railway.

    east portal
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    blockage
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    west portal
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    stranton
     
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  2. Mutagen

    Mutagen 28DL Regular User
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    They opening a builders' merchant in there?
     
  3. stranton

    stranton subterranean explorer
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    been there a while, they are using the tunnel for storing equipment.
     
  4. Miss Mayhem

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    Looks cool :thumb
     
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    Nice tunnel that mate :thumb
     
  6. The Wombat

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    Looks good :thumb
    some bits to see inside there
     
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    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Went down here the other week, some Numpty said it was sealed so didn"t take my tripod or torch down & it was open WTF??? ;)

    Another one off the list eh mate :thumb
     
  8. stranton

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    oops :D:p
     
  9. stranton

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    thanks folks
     
  10. green godess

    green godess 28DL Full Member
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    Hello Stranton,

    An extremely good and well illustrated report from you on these tunnels. I bet they don't get many visitors !

    Thank you kindly for sharing your explorations, they were most interesting and I was delighted to view you photos.

    My best regards to you from

    G.G.
     
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