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Latitude: 50.4567 / 50°27'24"N
Longitude: -4.599 / 4°35'56"W
OS Eastings: 215608
OS Northings: 65103
OS Grid: SX156651
Mapcode National: GBR N8.NLHF
Mapcode Global: FRA 178V.642
Entry Name: Derricombe Viaduct
Listing Date: 30 April 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140361
English Heritage Legacy ID: 60521
Location: Broadoak, Cornwall, PL14
Civil Parish: Broadoak
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Bradoc
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 16 NE BRADOC
2/20 Derricombe Viaduct
Railway viaduct and 3 piers of earlier viaduct. 1881 and earlier piers 1859 by I
K Brunel. 4 tapering piers, approximately 55 foot clear span of massive rock-faced
slatestone brought to courses with dressed slatcstone voussoirs and soffits. Parapet
of smaller slatestone brought to course with one refuge with single bar over centre
Half metre to the north the 3 1859 tapering piers of smaller uncoursed roughly
squared stones, the centre 1 I-shaped in plan formed by buttresses with dressed
weatherings in 2 stages.
Formerly carrying 4 raking timber tressles of some 55 foot clear span. One of a
series of viaducts in quick succession on Brunel's Plymouth to Truro Cornwall Railway
broad gauge line. Line originally opened in 1859.
References: R J Woodfin, The Cornwall Railway 1972
L G Booth Works of I K Brunel ed Sir Alfred Pugsley 1976 and C U P 1980.
Listing NGR: SX1560865103
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