Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1358811

Date first listed: 08-Nov-1949



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County: Greater London Authority

District: Ealing (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 14922 80399


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WHARNCLIFFE VIADUCT 1. 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


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Legacy System number: 201070

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