OUSE VALLEY RAILWAY VIADUCT THE OUSE VALLEY RAILWAY VIADUCT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1366101
Date first listed:
11-May-1983
Statutory Address:
OUSE VALLEY RAILWAY VIADUCT
Statutory Address:
THE OUSE VALLEY RAILWAY VIADUCT

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Location

Statutory Address:
OUSE VALLEY RAILWAY VIADUCT
Statutory Address:
THE OUSE VALLEY RAILWAY VIADUCT

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

County:
West Sussex
District:
Mid Sussex (District Authority)
Parish:
Balcombe
National Grid Reference:
TQ 32262 27952

Details

BALCOMBE 1. 5405 The Ouse Valley Railway Viaduct TQ 32 NW 11/382 II*

2. This is half in the Parish of Cuckfield Rural. It is a fine piece of scenic design and is the most important surviving architectural feature of the original layout of the London to Brighton Railway. It was designed by John Rastrick and David Mocatta. Constructed in 1839-41. It is built of red brick and consists of 37 tall round-headed arches, each pier split latitudinally into 2 sections with a round-headed arch between and a cornice above this and below the springing of the main arch. Stone balustraded parapet at the top consisting of narrow round-headed arches with a small square recess over each pier, projecting out on brackets. At each end of the Viaduct, where this joins the embarkment, are 4 solid rectangular brick piers surmounted by little pavilions having a solid balustrade, 3 round-headed arches, a modillion eaves cornice and a nipped tiled roof. These form terminal features of the Viaduct which are prominent when seen from the train. Sir John Rennie was the line's chief engineer.

Listing NGR: TQ3226227952

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
302382
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: 09 Aug 2005
Reference: IOE01/13580/29
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