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Latitude: 50.449 / 50°26'56"N
Longitude: -4.4845 / 4°29'4"W
OS Eastings: 223706
OS Northings: 63971
OS Grid: SX237639
Mapcode National: GBR ND.P5WV
Mapcode Global: FRA 17HV.W62
Entry Name: Viaduct Including Adjacent Piers to Earlier Viaduct
Listing Date: 22 July 1981
Last Amended: 15 November 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1203142
English Heritage Legacy ID: 382102
Location: Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14
Civil Parish: Liskeard
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Liskeard
Church of England Diocese: Truro
Viaduct including adjacent piers to earlier viaduct
(Formerly Listed as: MOORSWATER Moorswater Viaduct)
(Formerly Listed as: MOORSWATER Piers of original Viaduct)
Railway viaduct and remains of piers of earlier viaduct. Earlier piers 1859 by IK Brunel. Replacement viaduct 1881. Engineer PJ Margary. Resident engineer HG Cole was killed during the rebuilding by a crane overturning and was succeeded by TH Gibbons.
Seven tapering piers of snecked rock-faced slatestone with eight semi-circular arches with granite long and short voussoirs. Moulded corbel course with moulded stone brackets supporting an iron parapet railing of uprights, lattice braces and ornamental adjustment rings. Contemporary refuges corbelled out on paired stone brackets. 290 metres in length and 49 metres high. Remains of earlier piers to south similar to those used in St Pinnock viaduct (Liskeard Rural CP). Roughly-dressed, coursed slatestone with stepped buttresses with weatherings rising to form five stages. Pointed openings piercing the four upper stages. Arches to lowest stages with keystones.
One in series of viaducts in quick succession on Brunel's Plymouth to Truro GWR line opened in 1859.
The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1328101. The duplicate entry was removed from the List on 10 July 2017.
This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 10 July 2017.
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