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Description: Wharncliffe Viaduct
Date Listed: 8 November 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 201070
OS Grid Reference: TQ1492280399
OS Grid Coordinates: 514922, 180399
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5108, -0.3454
TQ 18 SW 1/94
TQ 18 SE 2/94
1836-37 by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Contractors Messrs Grissell and Peto.
Brown brick viaduct of 8 semi-elliptical arches each of 70 ft span and rising
19 ft. Stone imposts, cornices and copings. The length is 886 ft, height
to parapet 81 ft and the original width 30 ft, widened on the north side
in 1877. The piers are in the form of pylons, originally 2 to each pier,
now 3. The arms of Lord Wharncliffe decorate the centre of the south face.
The first railway viaduct to use hollow piers. Original appearance illustrated
by Bourne in his 'Great Western Railway'. This was the first major engineering
work to be completed on the Great Western Railway.
Listing NGR: TQ1492280399
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Source: English Heritage
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