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The proportions of this splendid erection are gigantic, and the portico may be considered the largest in Europe, if not in the world.
The diameter of the columns is eight feet six inches; their height forty-two feet; the intercolumniation twenty-eight feet, forming the carriage entrance; and the total height, to the apex of the pediment, seventy two feet.
Fortuitously, as things turned out, negotiations with the Great Western Railway Company broke down leaving the London and Birmingham with a wider trackbed into Euston and more land on which to site their terminus than the Company would otherwise have acquired, and which their operations soon grew to fill. At Euston Grove they have a station of about 7 acres for the passenger traffic, and both stations are connected by the extension line.
listed ― remains, although it rather looks from its very sorry condition as if the building is being encouraged to fall down! Stephensons first set of deposited plans for the Railway are dated November 1830.
It is built of Bramley Fall stone; of which, in this erection alone, above 75,000 cubic feet were consumed.
The Grand Junction Canal,  the Railways near neighbour for many miles, has changed little since it was opened at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
The value of land adjacent to them had everywhere increased, in some places had increased enormously.
London residents began to see that it would be to their interest to get the London and Birmingham terminus as near them as possible; and Lord Southampton perceived that the extension of the line through his estate would greatly increase its value.