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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
Entry Name: Railway Bridge over Southdown Road
Listing Date: 27 September 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1103004
English Heritage Legacy ID: 163612
Location: Harpenden, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL5
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
TL 11 SW HARPENDEN SOUTHDOWN ROAD
5/78 Railway bridge over
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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