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Chirk Viaduct

A Grade II* Listed Building in Weston Rhyn, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.9278 / 52°55'40"N

Longitude: -3.0624 / 3°3'44"W

OS Eastings: 328681

OS Northings: 337237

OS Grid: SJ286372

Mapcode National: GBR 73.MLLP

Mapcode Global: WH78C.XNXV

Entry Name: Chirk Viaduct

Listing Date: 2 September 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1295219

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255806

Location: Weston Rhyn, Shropshire, LL14

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Weston Rhyn

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Weston Rhyn St John

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 23 NE

Chirk Viaduct



Railway viaduct. 1846-8 by Henry Robertson for the Shrewsbury and Chester Railway with partial rebuilding of 1858-9. Rock-faced ashlar with yellow engineering brick to soffits of central section. Approximately 30 metres high with central section of ten elliptical arches between pedimented abutments and three further arches at each end (1858-9) replacing timber spans. Central arches have pointed voussoirs, projecting keystones and moulded imposts struck through to soffit; modillioned cornice and plain parapet. Abutments have shallow pediments supported on corbelled cornices and round-headed niches with moulded impost bands and projecting moulded keystones. Rock-faced voussoirs to three arches at each end. The viaduct spans the valley of the River Ceiriog and is partly in Wales, the border bisecting the structure at an angle of approximately 45° from south-west to north-east. Forms an impressive sight with the Chirk Aqueduct (q.v.) runnning parallel immediately to east.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25 October 2016.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Chirk Aqueduct
    Weston Rhyn, Shropshire, LL14
  • II* Chirk Aqueduct (continued into England)
    The aqueduct straddles the Ceiriog Valley, approximately 55m SW of the parish church, and can be reached by a footpath from Castle Road. The aqueduct passes into England (Weston Rhyn) at its S end.
  • II* Railway Viaduct over River Ceiriog
    The viaduct crosses the valley parallel to Chirk Aqueduct, 550m SW of the Church at the centre of the village.
  • II* Chirk Tunnel, including the N and S Portals, and Chirk Basin.
    The Chirk tunnel continues the canal N from Chirk basin at the N end of the aqueduct, and is reached by a path from Castle Road.
  • II Whitewalls
    The house lies back from the road in its own grounds, with access off the road from Castle Road to Station Avenue.
  • II Chirk Bridge
    St. Martin's, Shropshire, LL14
  • II Chirk Mill
    The mill stands by the former bed of the Afon Ceiriog, at the bottom of Chirk Hill.
  • II Bryn Coed
    The house stands in its own grounds at the E end of Castle Street, overlooking the valley to the rear.

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