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RAILWAY VIADUCT OVER RIVER AIRE AND THE LEEDS AND LIVERPOOL CANAL

List Entry Summary

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

Name: RAILWAY VIADUCT OVER RIVER AIRE AND THE LEEDS AND LIVERPOOL CANAL

List entry Number: 1255720

Location

RAILWAY VIADUCT OVER RIVER AIRE AND THE LEEDS AND LIVERPOOL CANAL, WELLINGTON ROAD

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

County:

District: Leeds

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 05-Aug-1976

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Sep-1996

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 465709

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

LEEDS

SE2933 WELLINGTON ROAD 714-1/35/420 (South East side) 05/08/76 Railway viaduct over River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Formerly Listed as: WELLINGTON STREET (South side) Railway viaduct over River Aire and ... Canal SW of former Central Station)

GV II

Railway viaduct. c1846, altered C20. Thomas Grainger, engineer. For the Leeds and Thirsk Railway Company and the Leeds, Dewsbury and Huddersfield Railway. Gritstone ashlar with rock-faced rustication. Overall length approx 300m, composed of a segmental arch over River Aire, 2 narrow arches, canal arch, towpath arch, approx 10 arches carrying the northern stretch of track which curves away from the approx 16 arches of the southern track towards the western end. Chamfered rustication to voussoirs and keystones, buttresses with recessed panels, deep, heavily moulded modillion cornice, parapet with vase balusters between bollards with heavily moulded caps over bridges, similar bollards at western ends. Part of the pre-amalgamation railway complex close to the Roundhouse (qv) which is of immense significance both locally and nationally; the only example of Grainger's fine civil engineering design south of the Scottish border. The viaduct carried the 2 first-generation railway lines to the Wellington Street terminal. ALl but the central, original 4 arches are new additions to the list. (Fitzgerald, R, for Leeds City Council, May 1985: Report on the Wellington Street Railway Complex).



Listing NGR: SE2910933194

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Fitzgerald, R, 'Report to Leeds City Council' in Railway Complex Wellington Street, (1985)

National Grid Reference: SE 29109 33194

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