Unlike the original brick construction of what is believed to be the number 6 air shaft for the upside bore of Woolley tunnel the more northerly shaft, believed to be number 2, sited alongside the M1 entry slip road from Woolley Edge northbound services, is of stone construction, possibly having been rebuilt when the M1 was constructed in the late 1960s. A further stone built air shaft, believed to be number 5, for the downside bore, is sited just off the lorry parking area for the southbound services, just north of the Bramley Lane overbridge, whilst two further brick air shafts, numbers 7 & 8 have recently been located in dense woodland south of air shaft number 6 see image 46840.
Location: Woolley Tunnel
Photographer: David Pesterfield
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Image number: 47010Tags: Tunnel