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Latitude: 51.8184 / 51°49'6"N
Longitude: -0.1948 / 0°11'41"W
OS Eastings: 524525
OS Northings: 214852
OS Grid: TL245148
Mapcode National: GBR J8V.ZH5
Mapcode Global: VHGPD.KKWB
Entry Name: Welwyn Railway Viaduct
Listing Date: 4 November 1980
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1348122
English Heritage Legacy ID: 158231
Location: Welwyn, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL6
District: Welwyn Hatfield
Civil Parish: Welwyn
Built-Up Area: Welwyn Garden City
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Digswell
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
968/1/13 BESSEMER ROAD
08-AUG-03 WELWYN RAILWAY VIADUCT
Railway viaduct for the Great Northern Railway. 1848-50 by Sir William Cubitt and Joseph Cubitt, Thomas Brassey contractor. 40 arches in red brick with blue facing brick added in the 1930s. The rectangular plan piers are flared to the base and have a projecting band at cornice level. The Viaduct stretches 519 yards across the Mimram valley with a maximum height 100 feet. Metal gantries added around 1980 as part of the British Rail electrification programme.
HISTORY: The Viaduct was built at a cost of o69,397, and constructed of 13 million bricks. It was opened 7 August 1850.
SOURCES: C. Biddle and O.S. Nock, The Railway Heritage of Britain.
An impressively monumental and elegant railway viaduct of 40 arches for the Great Northern Railway by eminent engineers Sir William and Joseph Cubitt.
Listing NGR: TL2452514852
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