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Ouse Valley Railway Viaduct The Ouse Valley Railway Viaduct, Balcombe

Description: Ouse Valley Railway Viaduct The Ouse Valley Railway Viaduct

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 May 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 302382

OS Grid Reference: TQ3226227952
OS Grid Coordinates: 532262, 127952
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0357, -0.1150

Location: Bordehill Lane, Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6QR

Locality: Balcombe
Local Authority: Mid Sussex District Council
County: West Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: RH17 6QR

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Listing Text

The Ouse Valley
Railway Viaduct
TQ 32 NW 11/382

This is half in the Parish of Cuckfield Rural. It is a fine piece of scenic
design and is the most important surviving architectural feature of the original
layout of the London to Brighton Railway. It was designed by John Rastrick and
David Mocatta. Constructed in 1839-41. It is built of red brick and consists
of 37 tall round-headed arches, each pier split latitudinally into 2 sections
with a round-headed arch between and a cornice above this and below the springing
of the main arch. Stone balustraded parapet at the top consisting of narrow
round-headed arches with a small square recess over each pier, projecting out on
brackets. At each end of the Viaduct, where this joins the embarkment, are
4 solid rectangular brick piers surmounted by little pavilions having a solid
balustrade, 3 round-headed arches, a modillion eaves cornice and a nipped tiled
roof. These form terminal features of the Viaduct which are prominent when seen
from the train. Sir John Rennie was the line's chief engineer.

Listing NGR: TQ3226227952

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Source: English Heritage

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