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Paddington 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Paddington]

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REPORT, 1890-91. 71

As the Gradients of the Railway are not stated on the Longitudinal Section, I have taken the depth of the rails from roadway surface, as follows :—

Feet deep.
At the Western Boundary by Palace Gardens, it is shown to be73

This gives the average depth of Rail in this Parish
about 61 feet below the surface of roadway. In the
Plans submitted last year the average depth was only
44 feet.
The up and down lines of the proposed Railway
are intended to be placed in separate tunnels, each
circular in section, and 11.5 feet internal diameter,
with enlargements at the Stations, and it is proposed
to afford access to the Railway by means of stairs and
It is not intended to alter the surface level of any
road or street.
The limits of deviation appear to be the kerb line
on the North side of Uxbridge Road, to the Park and