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Railway Bridge, with Viaduct and Former Bridge Approximately 100 Metres North

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7649 / 53°45'53"N

Longitude: -2.7153 / 2°42'55"W

OS Eastings: 352941

OS Northings: 430074

OS Grid: SD529300

Mapcode National: GBR T7H.BD

Mapcode Global: WH85M.8M7M

Entry Name: Railway Bridge, with Viaduct and Former Bridge Approximately 100 Metres North

Listing Date: 20 December 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1292233

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392023

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR2

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Town: Preston

Electoral Ward/Division: University

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Ashton-on-Ribble St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


941-1/1/139 Railway Bridge, with viaduct and
former bridge approx.100m north


Bridge carrying Lancaster and Preston Railway over Fylde Road,
with viaduct continued to bridge over course of former
Lancaster Canal approx. 70 metres north. 1840, by Joseph Lock,
for Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway Company. Bridges of
sandstone ashlar, viaduct of red brick and some engineering
brick. The bridge over Fylde Road is in triumphal-arch form,
consisting of a wide elliptical arch in the centre and a
round-headed arch each side, with banded rustication, emphatic
impost bands (running through the passages), rusticated
voussoirs and raised keystones, broad terminal piers, string
course, and parapet. The viaduct continued from the north end
is carried on 7 semicircular arches (each with 2 tie-plates),
and links with the bridge over the former canal (now filled
in). This is also tripartite in form, having a wide elliptical
arch in the centre, flanked by broad piers, and short
rock-faced retaining walls at the sides, terminating in
similar piers; the archway has a raised keystone, voussoirs, a
band, and a parapet like those of the first bridge.

Listing NGR: SD5294130074

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