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Wharncliffe Viaduct

A Grade I Listed Building in Norwood Green, London

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Latitude: 51.5108 / 51°30'39"N

Longitude: -0.3453 / 0°20'43"W

OS Eastings: 514922

OS Northings: 180399

OS Grid: TQ149803

Mapcode National: GBR 67.FMC

Mapcode Global: VHFTD.Y9S4

Entry Name: Wharncliffe Viaduct

Listing Date: 8 November 1949

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1358811

English Heritage Legacy ID: 201070

Location: Ealing, London, UB1

County: London

District: Ealing

Electoral Ward/Division: Norwood Green

Built-Up Area: Ealing

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Emmanuel Southall

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

Wharncliffe Viaduct
TQ 18 SW 1/94
TQ 18 SE 2/94
I 8.11.49
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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