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© Mr Quiller Barrett LRPS

IoE Number: 201070
Photographer: Mr Quiller Barrett LRPS
Date Photographed: 17 June 2000
Date listed: 08 November 1949
Date of last amendment: 08 November 2049
Grade I

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WHARNCLIFFE VIADUCT5010Southall/HanwellWharncliffe ViaductTQ 18 SW 1/94

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.

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