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Derricombe Viaduct

A Grade II Listed Building in Broadoak, Cornwall

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140361

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60521

Location: Broadoak, Cornwall, PL14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Broadoak

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Bradoc

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


2/20 Derricombe Viaduct

- II

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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