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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHIRK VIADUCT

List entry Number: 1295219

Location

CHIRK VIADUCT

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

County District District Type Parish
ShropshireUnitary AuthorityWeston Rhyn

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 02-Sep-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 255806

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History

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Details

WESTON RHYN C.P. SJ 23 NE 1/93 Chirk Viaduct GV II*

Railway viaduct. 1846-8 by Henry Robertson for the Shrewsbury and Chester Railway with partial rebuilding of 1858-9. Rock-faced ashlar with yellow engineering brick to soffits of central section. Approximately 30m high with central section of 10 elliptical arches between pedimented abutments and 3 further arches at each end (1858-9) replacing timber spans. Central arches have pointed voussoirs, projecting keystones and moulded imposts struck through to soffit; modillioned cornice and plain parapet. Abutments have shallow pediments supported on corbelled cornices and round-headed niches with moulded impost bands and projecting moulded keystones. Rock-faced voussoirs to 3 arches at each end. The viaduct spans the valley of the River Ceiriog and is partly in Wales, the border bisecting the structure at an angle of approximately 45° from south-west to north-east. Forms an impressive sight with the Chirk Aqueduct (q.v.) runnning parallel immediately to east. B.o.E. p. 313; Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (1986) p.130; Peter E. Baughan, A regional History of the Railways of Great Britain, Vol 11: North and Mid Wales (1980) p.39.

Listing NGR: SJ2869437205

Selected Sources

  1. Article  Reference - Author: Hubbard, E - Title: Clwyd - Date: 1986 - Journal Title: The Buildings of Wales - Page References: 130
  2. Article  Reference - Author: Baughan, P - Title: North And Mid Wales - Date: 1980 - Journal Title: A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain - Volume: 11 - Page References: 39
  3. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N - Title: The Buildings of England: Shropshire - Date: 1958 - Page References: 313

National Grid Reference: SJ 28694 37205

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