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Knucklas Railway Viaduct

A Grade II* Listed Building in Beguildy, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3611 / 52°21'40"N

Longitude: -3.1029 / 3°6'10"W

OS Eastings: 324992

OS Northings: 274245

OS Grid: SO249742

Mapcode National: GBR B2.S6S0

Mapcode Global: VH76G.5XHB

Entry Name: Knucklas Railway Viaduct

Listing Date: 8 November 1985

Last Amended: 24 August 2004

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9345

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning the valley on the W of the village.

County: Powys

Communities: Beguildy (Bugeildy)

Community: Beguildy

Locality: Knucklas

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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History

On a section of the Central Wales Railway built by the LNWR 1862-4, and opened for passenger traffic from Knighton to Llandrindod Wells in 1865. The engineer was Henry Lote.

Exterior

A 13-bay viaduct of snecked, rock-faced stone. Tapering piers, the quoins of which are partly rebuilt in blue brick, carry round arches. The corbelled parapet has battlements with saddleback copings. Abutments have higher round turrets with blind arrow loops and corbelled, embattled parapets. Lower terminal square piers have similar detail.

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II* as a striking railway viaduct with architectural embellishment that celebrates the heroic achievements of C19 civil engineering.

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