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Railway Bridge over Drive Between Avenham Park and Miller Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7531 / 53°45'11"N

Longitude: -2.7033 / 2°42'11"W

OS Eastings: 353721

OS Northings: 428751

OS Grid: SD537287

Mapcode National: GBR T9B.X8

Mapcode Global: WH85M.FXYQ

Entry Name: Railway Bridge over Drive Between Avenham Park and Miller Park

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279844

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391881

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Town: Preston

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston St John and St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


PRESTON

SD5328NE AVENHAM PARK
941-1/13/10 (West side)
27/09/79 Railway bridge over drive between
Avenham Park and Miller Park

GV II

Railway bridge. c.1846, for Blackburn and Preston Railway
Company; resident engineer, Sturges Meek. Sandstone ashlar.
Single span, slightly skewed. Classical style. Semi-elliptical
arch with rusticated rock-faced voussoirs, rusticated terminal
pilasters, plain band, balustraded parapet with shield in
centre; soffit of winding rusticated masonry; curved
rock-faced abutments. History: bridge carried the former East
Lancashire Railway line over drive between parks. Together
with arch over riverside walk at south end of railway
embankment, (q.v.), this was an integral element of
landscaping demanded of the railway company by Preston
Corporation which was beginning to create Avenham Park in the
mid 1840s.


Listing NGR: SD5372128751

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