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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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Coordinates

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

Plus Code: 9C5VQ77M+XV

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

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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Description

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 28/09/2020

SD53SW
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PRESTON
FYLDE ROAD
Railway bridge, with viaduct and former bridge approximately 100 metres north

II
Bridge carrying Lancaster and Preston Railway over Fylde Road, with viaduct continued to bridge over course of former Lancaster Canal approximately 70 metres north.1840, by Joseph Locke, 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 seven semicircular arches (each with two 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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