Station Name: BLACKHEATH HILL including Blackheath Hill Tunnel

[Source: Nick Catford]

Blackheath Hill Station Gallery 2: June 1987 - July 1987

The Blackheath Hill station site was sold to a property developer in 1986 and demolition of the station building began in 1987. This view from June 1987 is looking north-east along the infilled cutting towards the station building.
Photo by Richard Neal

By June 1987 the roof slates had been removed. The last occupant of the station building and workshop below was Mangnal Laminations. They used the east end of the building as their
office entrance.
Photo by Richard Neal

The rear of the station building in June 1987. The original station footbridge and railings are seen. On the right steps lead from the bridge; these may have been part of the covered stairway to the up platform.
Photo by Richard Neal


The rear of the station building in June 1987. The original station footbridge and railings are seen. Below the bridge is the entrance to the underground workshop.
Photo by Richard Neal

The rear of the station building in June 1987. The railings running along the bridge appear to be of railway origin and look the same as those visible in the 1920s photo.
Photo by Richard Neal

The ramp down into the tunnel seen in June 1987 running beneath the RSJs across the cutting that supported the station building.
Photo by Richard Neal

The ramp down into the tunnel seen in June 1987 running beneath the RSJs across the cutting that supported the station building.
Photo by Richard Neal

The south portal of Blackheath Hill tunnel in June 1987. Shuttering is being constructed across the tunnel mouth prior to infilling of the cutting.
Photo by Richard Neal


Looking north inside Blackheath Hill tunnel in June 1987. At the far end on the right a short tunnel leads to a flight of steps up to a service road running of Lindsell Street, behind Plumbridge Street. This was a second entrance to the Sparta Street shelter during WW2.
Photo by Richard Neal


By July 1987 the station building had been demolished apart from the wall fronting onto Blackheath Hill. The south portal of the Blackheath Hill has been exposed for the first time since construction of the line. The timber shuttering seen in one of the pictures above has been removed.
Photo by Nick Catford

Because of concern that the new development might subside into the tunnel, in July 1987 the southern portal was fully excavated and the north ends of the platforms were exposed; the up platform is seen here. Wooden shuttering was placed across the portal and the excavation backfilled with concrete. The backfilled cutting is seen to the right with the raised floor inside the tunnel on the left.
Photo by Nick Catford

The south portal of Blackheath Hill tunnel in July 1987.
Photo by Nick Catford

The south portal of Blackheath Hill tunnel and the surviving front wall of the station
building in July 1987.
Photo by Nick Catford

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