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London Road Railway Viaduct

A Grade II* Listed Building in Brighton and Hove, The City of Brighton and Hove

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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

Grade: II*

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

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Listing Text


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,
and repaired.
This viaduct is the largest engineering work on the London and
Brighton railway branch to Lewes, and is a major viaduct in
south-eastern England.
(Carder T: The Encyclopaedia of Brighton: Lewes: 1990-).

Listing NGR: TQ3089105557

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