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Latitude: 51.5119 / 51°30'42"N
Longitude: -0.0348 / 0°2'5"W
OS Eastings: 536468
OS Northings: 181049
OS Grid: TQ364810
Mapcode National: GBR K4.FWS
Mapcode Global: VHGR1.B8YB
Plus Code: 9C3XGX68+Q3
Entry Name: Railway Viaduct to North of Regents Canal Dock Between and Including Branch Road Bridge and Limehouse Cut Up to Three Colt Street
Listing Date: 9 May 1980
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1241666
English Heritage Legacy ID: 206441
Location: Limehouse, Tower Hamlets, London, E14
District: Tower Hamlets
Electoral Ward/Division: Limehouse
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Anne Limehouse
Church of England Diocese: London
Tagged with: Railway viaduct
The entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 13 December 2018.
COMMERCIAL ROAD E14
Railway Viaduct to north
TQ 3681 17/10 of Regents Canal Dock
TQ 3680 24/2 between and including
Branch Road Bridge and
Limehouse Cut up to
Three Colt Street
1839. Engineers George Stephenson and G P Bidder. Built as part of the London
and Blackwall Railway, opened in 1840. An early stock brick arcaded viaduct with
console corbelled string below parapet with articulating dies. The Branch Road
Bridge of 2 elliptical keystoned arches. Fine 3 arched bridge over the Grand Union
Canal, the "centre piece" of the Regents Dock sequence of the viaduct, similar but
single arch bridge over the Limehouse Cut. All 3 bridges have heavy ashlar quoining
to abutments, surmounted by pedimental blocking course. Heavy keystones to finely
gauged brickwork of arches, large stone cornice on corbel brackets below parapet.
The Grand Union Canal Bridge has a large arcaded cast iron railing to the parapet.
Listed for railway engineering interest. One of the earliest railways to serve the
docks, before the great railway expansion of the 1840s. The railway was to
revolutionise docking methods and buildings in the 1850s. Built by the famous railway
engineer George Stephenson, this viaduct, with its fine arches, also has considerable
This asset was previously listed twice. The duplicate record (List entry number 1242220) was removed from the List on 13 December 2018.
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