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Railway Bridge over Southdown Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Harpenden, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.808 / 51°48'28"N

Longitude: -0.3464 / 0°20'47"W

OS Eastings: 514100

OS Northings: 213442

OS Grid: TL141134

Mapcode National: GBR H7J.P6Q

Mapcode Global: VHFRV.YT7C

Plus Code: 9C3XRM53+5C

Entry Name: Railway Bridge over Southdown Road

Listing Date: 27 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1103004

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163612

Location: Harpenden, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL5

County: Hertfordshire

District: St. Albans

Civil Parish: Harpenden

Built-Up Area: Harpenden

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Harpenden St John

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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5/78 Railway bridge over
Southdown Road


Railway bridge. Circa 1865 by Liddell and Barlow. Extended on W
side circa 1880, when the London-Midland track was made
quadruple. Cambridge blue brick. The E side has stone
dressings. The W side is mostly in dark red stock brick.
Semicircular tunnel arch crossing the road at a steep angle,
giving the arch the appearance of a parabola. The elevations
have 1 and 2 broad plain piers, left and right of the arch. Deep
parapet. The E side has a stone roll moulding round the arch and
T-shaped stone modillions in the stepped brick band below the
parapet. On the E side the blue and stock bricks are
indiscriminately mixed and the piers of the parapet have brick
modillions. The tunnel arch comprises 18 square sections set
diagonally and overlapping each other in a criss-cross, stepped
formation. The 9 sections on the E side have smooth stone
imposts. Continuous plain plinth, capped in stone on the E half.
On the NE and SW embankments are sloping abutments in blue brick.
Each has deep rectangular buttresses linked by deep arched
recesses which terminate as niches. Long sloping elevations
finished by short brick piers.

Listing NGR: TL1410013442

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