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Ouse Valley Railway Viaduct the Ouse Valley Railway Viaduct

A Grade II* Listed Building in Balcombe, West Sussex

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Latitude: 51.0357 / 51°2'8"N

Longitude: -0.115 / 0°6'54"W

OS Eastings: 532262

OS Northings: 127952

OS Grid: TQ322279

Mapcode National: GBR KMS.V2J

Mapcode Global: FRA B6NC.T5W

Plus Code: 9C3X2VPM+7X

Entry Name: Ouse Valley Railway Viaduct the Ouse Valley Railway Viaduct

Listing Date: 11 May 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366101

English Heritage Legacy ID: 302382

Location: Balcombe, Mid Sussex, West Sussex, RH17

County: West Sussex

Civil Parish: Balcombe

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Balcombe

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

The Ouse Valley
Railway Viaduct
TQ 32 NW 11/382

This is half in the Parish of Cuckfield Rural. It is a fine piece of scenic
design and is the most important surviving architectural feature of the original
layout of the London to Brighton Railway. It was designed by John Rastrick and
David Mocatta. Constructed in 1839-41. It is built of red brick and consists
of 37 tall round-headed arches, each pier split latitudinally into 2 sections
with a round-headed arch between and a cornice above this and below the springing
of the main arch. Stone balustraded parapet at the top consisting of narrow
round-headed arches with a small square recess over each pier, projecting out on
brackets. At each end of the Viaduct, where this joins the embarkment, are
4 solid rectangular brick piers surmounted by little pavilions having a solid
balustrade, 3 round-headed arches, a modillion eaves cornice and a nipped tiled
roof. These form terminal features of the Viaduct which are prominent when seen
from the train. Sir John Rennie was the line's chief engineer.

Listing NGR: TQ3226227952

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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