Williamson Tunnels

Local nameWilliamson Tunnels
LocationLiverpool, United Kingdom

The Williamson Tunnels are a series of large subterranean excavations in the Edge Hill area of Liverpool, England, which were created under the direction of tobacco merchant, landowner and philanthropist Joseph Williamson between 1810 and 1840. Although popularly described as "tunnels", the majority comprise brick or stone vaulting over excavations in the underlying sandstone. The purpose of the works remains unclear, although quarrying, a philanthropic desire to provide employment, and Williamson's own eccentric interests have all been suggested.

They remained derelict, filled with rubble and refuse, until archaeological investigations were carried out in 1995. Since then further excavations have been carried out and part of the labyrinth of tunnels has been opened to the public as a heritage centre.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williamson_Tunnels

Official website http://www.williamsontunnels.co.uk/

Email enquiries@williamsontunnels.co.uk

Phone +44 151 709 6868

Address The Old Stable Yard, Smithdown Lane, Liverpool L7 3EE, UK

Coordinates 53°24'14.302" N -2°57'30.659" E

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