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IoE Number: 457493
Photographer: Mrs Barbara A West LRPS
Date Photographed: 20 October 2002
Date listed: 28 June 1973
Date of last amendment: 12 December 1995
Grade II*

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SHEFFIELD SK3588SE WICKER 784-1/16/773 Wicker Arch and adjoining viaduct 28/06/73 and buildings (Formerly Listed as: THE WICKER Railway Bridge over street) GV II* 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., resited c1965. 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 the north-west. 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 railway architecture. 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: 1989-: 20).

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