Wharncliffe Viaduct

17 Jun 2000
Wharncliffe Viaduct, Southall, Ealing, Greater London, W13 9EP
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5010 Southall/Hanwell Wharncliffe Viaduct TQ 18 SW 1/94 TQ 18 SE 2/94 I 8.11.49 2. 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


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0120 IOE Records taken by Quiller Barrett; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Quiller Barrett. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Barrett, Quiller

Rights Holder: Barrett, Quiller


Brick, Stone, Georgian Viaduct, Victorian Transport, Coat Of Arms, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument