Description: Avon Viaduct
Date Listed: 25 August 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 308790
OS Grid Reference: SP4096276083
OS Grid Coordinates: 440962, 276083
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3813, -1.3996
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SP47NW BRANDON AND BRETFORD BRANDON
Avon Viaduct (that part in
Brandon and Bretford C.P)
Railway viaduct. c.1835. Brick faced with rusticated sandstone ashlar with
strongly projecting moulded string course, and coped parapet. 9 elliptical
arches and 6 narrower subsidiary round arches have rusticated voussoirs. Canted
piers between each arch. Larger piers between main and subsidiary arches and to
ends have octagonal caps. 2 subsidiary arches to west are bricked up and largely
hidden by the embankment. Built for the London and Birmingham Railway.
(Thomas Roscoe: The London and Birmingham Railway, c.1838, pp.116-117 and Plate
Listing NGR: SP4096276083
Source: English Heritage
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