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Latitude: 50.4531 / 50°27'11"N
Longitude: -4.5683 / 4°34'5"W
OS Eastings: 217774
OS Northings: 64626
OS Grid: SX177646
Mapcode National: GBR N9.NVRH
Mapcode Global: FRA 17BV.L2D
Entry Name: St Pinnock Viaduct
Listing Date: 30 April 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1137633
English Heritage Legacy ID: 60601
Location: St. Pinnock, Cornwall, PL14
Civil Parish: St. Pinnock
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: St Pinnock
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 16 SE ST PINNOCK
4/100 St Pinnock Viaduct
Railway Viaduct, 1854-5 by I K Brunel. Heightened in 1882. 7 piers of roughly
dressed, coursed slatestone from Westwood quarry. At 60 foot approx. centres. Each
consisting of 8 buttresses with weatherings rising to form 5 stages with pointed
openings piercing the 4 upper stages. Batter of about 1 in 100. In 1882 the piers
were heightened with a slightly cruder, tapering, sixth stage and iron girders were
used to replace Brunel's timber trestles.
The 2 track railroad of 1882 and later carried on rivetted plate steel girders
with steel guardrails and refuges to the north side.
633 feet in length and 151 feet in height, the tallest viaduct in Cornwall.
One of a series of viaducts in quick succession on Brunel's Plymouth to Truro GWR
line, opened in 1859.
A Todd & P Laws Industrial Archaeology of Cornwall, 1972
A Pugsley (ed) The Works of I K Brunel 1980
R J Woodfin The Cornwall Railway 1972
Listing NGR: SX1980162658
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