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Porthkerry Railway Viaduct (partly in the community of Rhoose)

A Grade II Listed Building in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3934 / 51°23'36"N

Longitude: -3.3179 / 3°19'4"W

OS Eastings: 308401

OS Northings: 166862

OS Grid: ST084668

Mapcode National: GBR HR.RG4S

Mapcode Global: VH6FQ.F7TP

Entry Name: Porthkerry Railway Viaduct (partly in the community of Rhoose)

Listing Date: 28 January 1963

Last Amended: 30 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13620

Building Class: Transport

Location: To N of carpark at POrthkerry Country Park.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Barry (Y Barri)

Community: Barry

Locality: Porthkerry Park

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

1894-1900. Built for Vale of Glamorgan Railway. Engineer J W Szlumper (with Charles Szlumper, and William Szlumper ). First completed in 1896, but parts of viaduct subsided 10 January 1898, and railway had to be diverted via loop line until 1900.

Exterior

Grey stone with brick dressings. Irregular spans to round arches; tall tapering stone piers, with plinths of varying height; brick arches, maximum height circa 30 metres; stone parapet with corbelled buttresses.

Reasons for Listing

One of most monumental Railway structures in area.

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