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St Pinnock Viaduct

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Pinnock, Cornwall

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137633

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60601

Location: St. Pinnock, Cornwall, PL14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Pinnock

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Pinnock

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


4/100 St Pinnock Viaduct

- II

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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