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Chelfham Viaduct

A Grade II Listed Building in Bratton Fleming, Devon

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Latitude: 51.103 / 51°6'10"N

Longitude: -3.9873 / 3°59'14"W

OS Eastings: 260958

OS Northings: 135622

OS Grid: SS609356

Mapcode National: GBR KT.BZNR

Mapcode Global: VH4MS.TJYS

Plus Code: 9C3R4237+53

Entry Name: Chelfham Viaduct

Listing Date: 25 February 1965

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107700

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98532

ID on this website: 101107700

Location: Chelfham, North Devon, EX32

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Bratton Fleming

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bratton Fleming St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Chelfham Viaduct


Viaduct, serving the dismantled Lynton-Barnstaple railway, 1896-7. Engineer,
F. W. Chanter. Yellow brick with rock-faced plinths to the piers. 400 feet long
and 70 feet high. 8 tall arches with semicircular heads springing from unmoulded
impost bands. 2 shallow pilasters flank the 4 principal arches on the west side,
and a single pilaster to centre on east side, all with unmoulded capitals of 8
oversailing brick courses. "More than a quarter of a million bricks were used in
its construction, and the cost was about £6,500". L T Catchpole The Lynton and
Barnstaple Railway. The narrow gauge line was closed in 1935. The largest bridge
structure on a narrow gauge line.

Listing NGR: SS6095835622

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