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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.


List entry Number: 1295219



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Weston Rhyn

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 02-Sep-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 255806

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Chirk Viaduct



Railway viaduct. 1846-8 by Henry Robertson for the Shrewsbury and Chester Railway with partial rebuilding of 1858-9. Rock-faced ashlar with yellow engineering brick to soffits of central section. Approximately 30 metres high with central section of ten elliptical arches between pedimented abutments and three further arches at each end (1858-9) replacing timber spans. Central arches have pointed voussoirs, projecting keystones and moulded imposts struck through to soffit; modillioned cornice and plain parapet. Abutments have shallow pediments supported on corbelled cornices and round-headed niches with moulded impost bands and projecting moulded keystones. Rock-faced voussoirs to three arches at each end. The viaduct spans the valley of the River Ceiriog and is partly in Wales, the border bisecting the structure at an angle of approximately 45° from south-west to north-east. Forms an impressive sight with the Chirk Aqueduct (q.v.) runnning parallel immediately to east.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25 October 2016.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 313
Baughan, P, 'A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain' in North And Mid Wales, , Vol. 11, (1980), 39
Hubbard, E, 'The Buildings of Wales' in Clwyd, (1986), 130

National Grid Reference: SJ2868137237


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