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Railway Bridge, Thurston

Description: Railway Bridge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281258

OS Grid Reference: TL9176565021
OS Grid Coordinates: 591765, 265021
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2499, 0.8078

Location: 3 Barton Road, Thurston, Suffolk IP31 3RD

Locality: Thurston
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP31 3RD

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Listing Text


1/155 Railway bridge, 50m west
- of Thurston Station


Bridge, carrying the Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds railway line over Station
Road. 1846 by Frederick Barnes of Ipswich for the Ipswich, Bury and Norwich
Railway. Red and gault brick: much later patching in engineering brick of
both red and blue. An elliptical arch with vaulting in skewed (diagonally-
set) brickwork. Rusticated block quoins of gault brick rises from road level
at all 4 corners to a height of about 2 metres, supporting a heavy dentilled
cornice. From this rises the elliptical brick arch with vaulting in skewed
brickwork. At the centre of both faces of the arch is a limestone key-block
with sunk panel. Plain parapet, rising from deep cornice with modillions of
brick below. The embankment is retained by curved and slightly battered
retaining walls with stone copings.

Listing NGR: TL9176565021

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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