WHARNCLIFFE VIADUCT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1358811
Date first listed:
08-Nov-1949
Statutory Address:
WHARNCLIFFE VIADUCT

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Location

Statutory Address:
WHARNCLIFFE VIADUCT

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Ealing (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 14922 80399

Details

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
201070
Legacy System:
LBS

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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Date: 17 Jun 2000
Reference: IOE01/00026/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Quiller Barrett. Source Historic England Archive
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