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Railway Bridge at Stocks Green

A Grade II Listed Building in Hildenborough, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2117 / 51°12'41"N

Longitude: 0.2375 / 0°14'14"E

OS Eastings: 556378

OS Northings: 148206

OS Grid: TQ563482

Mapcode National: GBR MNS.T13

Mapcode Global: VHHQ0.2TD0

Entry Name: Railway Bridge at Stocks Green

Listing Date: 19 February 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1070379

English Heritage Legacy ID: 179643

Location: Hildenborough, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

Civil Parish: Hildenborough

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Hildenborough St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

TQ 54 NE
5/210 Railway bridge at Stocks Green

Bridge carrying railway over the road. Circa 1868, part of the South Eastern
line from New Cross to Tonbridge, authorised in 1862 and opened in phases, the
Sevenoaks to Tonbridge section opened in 1868. Red brick laid in English
bond. An unusual design. The bridge crosses the road obliquely and the
single arch is made up of 5 skewed, staggered arches. Plain brick
stringcourse and coping; brick parapet. Substantial buttresses. In the
History of the Southern Railway (1963) the line is described as characterised
by "several very considerable brick bridges; everything was to the standard
expected for a new 'Main Line', designed to strike fear into the neighbouring
L.C.D.R. by reason of the much faster schedules now possible between the new
London termini and the channel ports".(p.299)

Dendy Marshall, C.F., History of the Southern Railway (1963 edn. revised by
R.W. Kidner).

Listing NGR: TQ5705648135

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