SP9197 : Harringworth Viaduct

taken 7 years ago, near to Harringworth, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

Harringworth Viaduct
Harringworth Viaduct
The spire of Seaton Church is in the milky distance in a photo taken against the light early on a June evening.
Harringworth or Welland Viaduct
Both names are in current use. The OS maps it as Welland Viaduct, but Network Rail refer to it as Harringworth Viaduct, which has probably been the official railway name since it was built.

It was constructed in 1878 for the Midland Railway's new route between Nottingham and Kettering, designed to relieve the heavy traffic on the main line through Leicester. It provided a route for express trains between London and Nottingham as well as more capacity for coal traffic between the Midlands and the capital.

Built of brick, it consists of 82 arches, grouped in blocks of 9. It is the longest masonry viaduct across a valley in the British Isles, with a length of 1166 metres. The maximum height is 18 metres, and a feature is the relative uniformity of height due to the wide flat valley floor. It is Listed Grade II
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SP9197, 82 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 June, 2010
Category
Viaduct   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 913 977 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.2004N 0:39.2338W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 914 976
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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