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

Dingle

Dockers Umbrella
Regular User
#1
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
 

ACID- REFLUX

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#7
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
 

green godess

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#10
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.