VIADUCT INCLUDING ADJACENT PIERS TO EARLIER VIADUCT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1203142
Date first listed:
22-Jul-1981
Date of most recent amendment:
15-Nov-1993
Statutory Address:
VIADUCT INCLUDING ADJACENT PIERS TO EARLIER VIADUCT

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Location

Statutory Address:
VIADUCT INCLUDING ADJACENT PIERS TO EARLIER VIADUCT

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Dobwalls and Trewidland
District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Liskeard
National Grid Reference:
SX2370663971

Details

LISKEARD

SX26SW

979-1/3/200

MOORSWATER

Viaduct including adjacent piers to earlier viaduct

(Formerly Listed as: MOORSWATER Moorswater Viaduct)

(Formerly Listed as: MOORSWATER Piers of original Viaduct)

22/07/81

II*

Railway viaduct and remains of piers of earlier viaduct. Earlier piers 1859 by IK Brunel. Replacement viaduct 1881. Engineer PJ Margary. Resident engineer HG Cole was killed during the rebuilding by a crane overturning and was succeeded by TH Gibbons.

Seven tapering piers of snecked rock-faced slatestone with eight semi-circular arches with granite long and short voussoirs. Moulded corbel course with moulded stone brackets supporting an iron parapet railing of uprights, lattice braces and ornamental adjustment rings. Contemporary refuges corbelled out on paired stone brackets. 290 metres in length and 49 metres high. Remains of earlier piers to south similar to those used in St Pinnock viaduct (Liskeard Rural CP). Roughly-dressed, coursed slatestone with stepped buttresses with weatherings rising to form five stages. Pointed openings piercing the four upper stages. Arches to lowest stages with keystones.

One in series of viaducts in quick succession on Brunel's Plymouth to Truro GWR line opened in 1859.

The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1328101. The duplicate entry was removed from the List on 10 July 2017.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 10 July 2017.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
382102
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pugsley, A, The Works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, (1980)
Todd, , Laws, , Industrial Archaeology of Cornwall, (1972)
Woodfin, R J , The Cornwall Railway, (1972)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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