The shaft, from whence the Tunnel works are carried on, was built at Rotherhithe in the form of a tower, 50 feet in diameter, 42 feet in height, and 3 feet thick, at about 150 feet from the edge of the wharf, and it was sunk into its position by excavating the earth within. From An explanation of the works of the tunnel under the Thames from Rotherhithe to Wapping (1836).

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Thames Tunnel Company. An explanation of the works of the tunnel under the Thames from Rotherhithe to Wapping. London: 1836.


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