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© Mr Peter Sargeant

IoE Number: 216315
Location: SANKEY VIADUCT (OVER ST HELEN'S CANAL AND THE SANKEY BROOK), BRADLEY LANE
  BURTONWOOD, ST HELENS, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr Peter Sargeant
Date Photographed: 08 April 2005
Date listed: 03 February 1966
Date of last amendment: 23 August 1985
Grade I

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SJ 59 SENEWTON-LE-WILLOWSBRADLEY LANE(north side)9/25Sankey Viaduct3.2.66(Formerly listed as SankeyViaduct (over St Helen's Canal

SJ 59 SE NEWTON-LE-WILLOWS BRADLEY LANE (north side) 9/25 Sankey Viaduct 3.2.66 (Formerly listed as Sankey Viaduct (over St Helen's Canal - and the Sankey Brook)) I Railway viaduct, 1830, by George Stephenson for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway Company. Yellow sandstone and red brick, of 9 round-arched spans on sharply-battered piers. Rusticated ashlar faces, stone-banded brick jambs. Plinths of 3 steps. One projecting band on each jamb. Plain, square imposts. Heavily moulded cornices carry stone parapets with plain square caps; a corbelled square pilaster on each pier carries the cornice. Battered, curved abutments of brick have stone quoins at inner ends. Listed Grade I as the earliest major railway viaduct in the world; in form and expression it presages the slightly later and hence more assured Dutton and Vale Royal viaducts by George Stephenson and Joseph Locke, carrying the former Grand Junction Railway over the Weaver valley. Part of this viaduct is in Cheshire.

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