© Mrs Barbara A West LRPS
RAILWAY BRIDGE OVER STREET, THE WICKER
SHEFFIELD, SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE
Mrs Barbara A West LRPS
20 October 2002
28 June 1973
Date of last amendment:
12 December 1995
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784-1/16/773 Wicker Arch and adjoining viaduct
28/06/73 and buildings
(Formerly Listed as:
Railway Bridge over street)
Railway bridge and adjoining viaduct and buildings. 1848. By
John Fowler (Engineer) and Weightman & Hadfield (Architects).
For the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway Co., in
conjunction with the opening of the line to Manchester via the
Woodhead Tunnel. Altered c1955. Restored 1989-90. Ashlar and
coursed squared stone, with ashlar dressings.
EXTERIOR: wide elliptical central arch with voussoirs, flanked
by single round-arched footways flanked by Tuscan pilasters,
with imposts, keystones and hoodmoulds. Above each footway
arch, a relief panel with a coat of arms. This main structure
has a restored cornice and coped parapet. In the south-east
side passage, a resited bronze war memorial tablet with stone
surround, c1920, erected by the Great Central Railway Co.,
To north-west, a viaduct of 12 round-headed arches with
voussoirs, approx 130m long, with cast-iron guard rail and
stanchions. Most of the arches have brick infill, 2 and 3
storeys, serving as workshops. Final arch, to left, partly
covered by a curved flanking wall.
To south-east, an attached building and entrance to the former
Victoria Station (not included). 2 storeys; 5 window range.
Plinth, cornice and coped parapet. To left, 4 square blank
windows with moulded surrounds and corbelled sills. Below, a 4
bay round-arched arcade with imposts and hoodmoulds, and
radial fanlights. Right opening has metal gates, and the 3 to
left have C20 shopfronts. To right, a slightly projecting
entrance bay, with quoins. Above, a similar window, and below,
a round-arched entrance with imposts, keystone and hoodmould,
containing metal gates, wooden ticket office, and stone
stairs. On the south-east side, a similar building, 2 windows,
with C20 shopfront in the arches below.
Beyond, to south-east, a viaduct of 27 arches. These arches
formerly carried Victoria Station, and are wider than those to
2 arches spanning the River Don have a parallel late C19
lattice girder span with stone abutments. Other arches span
Furnival Road, Effingham Street, Effingham Lane and the
Sheffield & Tinsley canal. Most of the remaining arches are
infilled, and are occupied as stores and workshops.
This building is an outstanding example of monumental early
The railway bridge was previously listed on 28/06/73; the
adjoining viaduct and buildings are included in the list for
the first time.
(Wicker viaduct refurbishment position statement: Sheffield
Development Corporation: 1988-; An Architectural Survey of
Urban Development Corporation Areas: RCHME: Sheffield: London: