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Railway Viaduct to North of Regents Canal Dock Between and Including Branch Road Bridge and Limehouse Cut Up to Three Colt Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Limehouse, London

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Latitude: 51.5122 / 51°30'43"N

Longitude: -0.0371 / 0°2'13"W

OS Eastings: 536309

OS Northings: 181079

OS Grid: TQ363810

Mapcode National: GBR K4.FB3

Mapcode Global: VHGR1.98R2

Plus Code: 9C3XGX67+V5

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: 1 April 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242220

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441615

Location: Tower Hamlets, London, E14

County: London

District: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: Limehouse

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

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Listing Text

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
architectural merit.

Listing NGR: TQ3630981079

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