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Report - Ingarsby / Thurnby tunnel, Leicester, Mar13

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by The Wombat, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. The Wombat

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    Ingarsby Tunnel, also known as Thurnby tunnel or sometimes Square Spinney tunnel lies to the east of Leicester. Opened in 1882, and closed in 1964.

    It has been backfilled at the eastern portal, but the western end is still accessible. An enourmous sheet of steel has been installed over the portal to create a bat refuge, and the the local painters have left their mark both inside and out. There was allegedly 2 airshafts (?), but only one still stands today.

    I’ve thrown in a few photos from last summer, but most are from our recent night visit. Had an unpleasant experience at the end of the visit when my Main torch finally died, plunging us into darkness, leaving us with my backup torch to find our way back out.
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    surviving airshaft
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    backfilled eastern portal
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    previous visit
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    thanks for looking!
     

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