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Latitude: 52.0671 / 52°4'1"N
Longitude: -0.8079 / 0°48'28"W
OS Eastings: 481810
OS Northings: 241636
OS Grid: SP818416
Mapcode National: GBR CZV.6LK
Mapcode Global: VHDSZ.Y97Q
Entry Name: Railway Bridge 171d (Skew Bridge)
Location: Wolverton and Greenleys, Milton Keynes, MK12
County: Milton Keynes
Parish: Wolverton and Greenleys
Traditional County: Buckinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Listing Date: 18 July 2001
Source: Historic England
English Heritage Legacy ID: 488001
Source ID: 1389359
891/0/10006 OLD WOLVERTON ROAD
18-JUL-01 Railway bridge 171D (Skew Bridge)
Railway underbridge. Built 1837-8 for the London and Birmingham Railway, engineer Robert Stephenson. Constructed of red brick in English bond, extensively repaired in blue engineering brick with red sandstone dressings. The bridge consists of a single segmental arch with stone impost bands, built on a significant skew. The arch is framed on the west face by elegant stone coped retaining wing-walls, which curve forward to terminate in low piers with pyramidal stone caps. The east face has a similar retaining wall on the north, but to the south the bridge abuts against the impressive, rock-faced stone retaining wall of the north end of the embankment for Wolverton's first railway station, now superseded by the former Royal Train Shed (q.v.).
History: The line through Wolverton was built in 1837-8 and opened by the London and Birmingham Railway. In 1846 it became a part of the London and North Western Railway, and in 1923 a part of the LMS.
Reference: Information from Milton Keynes Borough Council.
Listing NGR: SP8181241634
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