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Railway Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Sowerby Bridge, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7081 / 53°42'29"N

Longitude: -1.897 / 1°53'49"W

OS Eastings: 406898

OS Northings: 423519

OS Grid: SE068235

Mapcode National: GBR HT6K.3H

Mapcode Global: WHB8N.T2W5

Entry Name: Railway Bridge

Listing Date: 19 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134539

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339209

Location: Calderdale, HX6

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Sowerby Bridge

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Norland

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 0623-0723
13/68 Railway Bridge
- II
Railway bridge. c1840, parapet rebuilt. By George Stephenson. For the Manchester
and Leeds Railway Company. Rock-faced stone. The bridge rises to the southern
bank. 3 tall segmental arches with voussoirs aligned to courses. Stepped canted
pilaster buttresses. Ashlar band and tooled cyma-section band below parapet which
has flat ashlar coping and pyramidal capstones above buttresses. At south end
parapet continues as ramped wall. At north end parapet continues as wall
terminating in pier as buttresses. The first part of the Manchester to Leeds Rail-
way was opened as far as Sowerby Bridge in 1840; the section to Leeds; was opened subsequently.
Sowerby Bridge, Chamber of Trade and Commerce Official Tourist Guide.

Listing NGR: SE0689823519

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