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Latitude: 50.8348 / 50°50'5"N
Longitude: -0.1426 / 0°8'33"W
OS Eastings: 530891
OS Northings: 105557
OS Grid: TQ308055
Mapcode National: GBR JNY.LS4
Mapcode Global: FRA B6LW.N85
Entry Name: London Road Railway Viaduct
Listing Date: 19 April 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1380757
English Heritage Legacy ID: 481081
Location: Brighton and Hove, BN1
County: The City of Brighton and Hove
Electoral Ward/Division: Preston Park
Built-Up Area: Brighton and Hove
Traditional County: Sussex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex
Church of England Parish: Preston St John with Brighton St Augustine and St Saviour
Church of England Diocese: Chichester
TQ3005NE PRESTON ROAD, Preston
577-1/20/690 London Road Railway Viaduct
Railway bridge. 1845-6. By John Rastrick. Red and brown brick
in English bond, with dressings of yellow brick and stone, and
some rebuilding in blue brick.
The structure consists of an elliptical arch fifty feet wide
over Preston Road, and 26 round arches thirty feet wide, and
it extends in a curve for 4 hundred yards from London Road
station in the east almost to New England Road in the
All the piers are battered, and pierced by an oblong opening
round-arched at top and bottom; they have an entablature with
stone architrave and cornice and brick frieze, and an
archivolt of yellow brick, dentil cornice of stone and brick,
surmounted by a balustrade of brick panels with balusters
between. The piers immediately flanking Preston Road are
broader than the rest and faced on the south side with a
pilaster-like projection with a recessed panel. The second
pier west of Preston Road was destroyed by bombing in 1943,
This viaduct is the largest engineering work on the London and
Brighton railway branch to Lewes, and is a major viaduct in
(Carder T: The Encyclopaedia of Brighton: Lewes: 1990-).
Listing NGR: TQ3089105557
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