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Paddington 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Paddington]

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report, 1890-91. 67
with the Great Western Railway. The length of
Subway will be about 2 furlongs 2.8 chains.
The Longitudinal Section shows at the beforementioned
junction an alteration of the surface of the
roadway of Spring Street, in order to get over the
Metropolitan Railway tunnel. Generally the rail level
is shown throughout nearly parallel to the surface of
the ground, at about a depth of 13 feet.
At the commencement of Subway No. 1, and for a
length of 1 furlong 9.70 chains therefrom, there will
be an up and down line laid in one covered way of a
width varying from 18 to 16 feet, and of a height
varying from 11 to 9 feet above the rail level. The
remaining length of No. 1 Subway and the whole
length of No. 2 Subway will consist of an up and
down line, each laid in a separate covered way 9 feet
in width and 9 feet high, except at points where the
Subway is on a curve, when the width will be 9 feet
6 inches.
It is proposed to afford access to such Subway by
means of stairs, subways, and lifts.
No. 1 Subway—
Depth of Rail, from surface of ground or
roadway :—
Feet. Inches.
At Parish Boundary Line in Kensington
Gardens 14 0
At Centre of Uxbridge Road 13 0
At Spring Street 11 6